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Nez Perce Tribe Support Services for Victims of Crime

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,188,088)

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. Under this award, the Nez Perce Tribe will continue to build capacity to respond to incidents of violence against individuals on the Nez Perce Reservation over a three-year project period. With this funding, Nez Perce Tribe will support a full time Mentor position to work with youth victims within the Juveniles in Care Home Program and a portion of the salary for the Program Director of the New Beginnings Program. Funding will also be used for direct services such as shelter, behavioral health services, transportation, and other types of emergency assistance to crime victims as well as culturally relevant services to establish rapport and build resiliency, such as equine therapy, art therapy and storytelling. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020