Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $417,336)
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, Arctic Village requested funding to establish a new victim services program that will help victims navigate through the system and provide traditional healing services. With this funding, Artic Village will: hire a project staff to provide victim services and advocacy; develop victim services policies and procedures: including victim privacy rights & confidentiality; purchase an ATV to provide mobile advocacy and emergency services; provide emergency food, clothing and shelter; provide travel and training for staff; and, purchase general office supplies and utilities.