Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $670,468)
OVCs mission is to enhance the nations capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. OVC achieves this mission, in part, by administering competitive award programs supported by the federal Crime Victims Fund to develop innovative training, technical assistance, and direct service projects designed to improve the overall quality of services delivered to crime victims.
The overall goal of Tribal Victim Service program is to provide support to Indian tribes to improve services for victims of crime. Under this program, funding supports a range of activities including needs assessment, strategic planning, program development and implementation, program expansion, and other activities to address the victim service needs of tribes.
With this award, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians requested funding to sustain their existing Victim Assistance Program. With this funding, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians will: 1) support a full-time coordinator and legal advocate to provide direct services to victims and case management; 2) hire a full-time crime victim assistant to support the coordinator; and 3) purchase a copier and program outreach materials. Additionally, the grantee will provide other services to include: rent/deposit assistance, medical/dental assistance and referrals, education planning, transportation and/or vehicle assistance, daycare/child care assistance, interpreter/translation assistance, basic life skills assistance, advocacy (court, personal, victims rights), restraining orders, safety planning assistance, victim impact statement assistance, elder service referrals, and other services as needed.