Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $694,698)
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, Kaw Nation requested funding to enhance and improve their domestic violence shelter that provides victim services to their rural, checkerboard jurisdiction of Kay County. With this funding, Kaw Nation will: hire four Shelter Advocates in total that include both full and part time positions; provide staff travel and training; purchase a vehicle to transport victims to court appointments other victim services; purchase outdoor equipment that includes privacy fencing, and security systems for the shelter; and, emergency short items for victims needs including clothing, cell phones, food, and personal hygiene products. CA/NCF
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- Clackamas County Housing Assistance for Survivors of Human Trafficking
- Transcend VS: A self-help mobile app for victims of violent crime