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Men and Boys Advocacy and Outreach Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $505,795)

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, Nooksack Indian Tribe requested funding to understand the types of abuse men are experiencing, and to address their needs as appropriate. With this funding, Nooksack Indian Tribe will: 1)Hire 1.0 FTE Men and Boys Advocate/Outreach Specialist to provide advocacy services for men and boys over the age of 16 2) provide outreach and education about family and domestic violence on men and boys in the community 3) plan and implement an annual Men and Boys event to provide information about family and domestic violence ; and 4) contract speaker to provide education and information about family and domestic violence to the men and boys in the community.

Date Created: October 22, 2020