Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $672,192)
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.
The Delaware Tribe of Indians would use this funding to enhance the operation of its current victim services program by: (1) offering counseling to victims of domestic violence; (2) retaining the services of a consultant to facilitate the development of a strategic plan to address the tribes long term goals to expand services to victims; (3) expanding outreach and education efforts to the local public schools; (4) remodeling office space to provide more privacy to victims who seek services; and (5) hiring 2 new victim advocates to provide culturally appropriate services to all victims of crime.