Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $505,760)
DOJ and OVC have long recognized the critical need to support American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime. Over time, OVC has conducted a number of tribal consultations and listening sessions to gather input from our AI/AN partners regarding the Crime Victims Fund tribal victim services set-aside. Based on the information gathered, OVC will allocate the FY 2020 funding by an interim discretionary administrative formula. The formula being used was created with significant input from tribal leaders and from the information gathered from the consultations and listening sessions. Under this award, Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa requested funding to enhance the protection of elders through community needs assessment, strategic planning, and Tribal code improvements, as well as provide additional resources for elders/vulnerable adults that have been victims of exploitation, abuse, neglect, or other crimes. With this funding, Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi will: 1) hire 1.0 FTE Elder/Vulnerable Adult Case Manager to provide direct services to elders/vulnerable adults that have been victims of crime, abuse, neglect, or exploitation and; 2) hire an independent contractor to review and revise the existing Tribal Code to include elders/vulnerable adults.