Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $841,669)
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, Wacanga Inc. requested funding to expand emergency shelter and direct services for victims and their children of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. With this funding, Wacanga Inc. will: 1) Provide victim services such as crisis interventions, allowable legal support, healing and cultural practices, victims advocacy, emergency services, transportation; 2) Expand the data base for victims services; 3) Develop a strategic plan to help implement programs based on victims assistance needs in the community.