Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $720,000)
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 the 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, Coeur D Alene With this funding, the Tribe will continue and expand comprehensive victims assistance services for children and families on the reservation affected by substance abuse and violence, through continuous funding for staffing and support of the Indian Child Welfare Program and the Tribal Youth Shelter, under its Social Services Department.
The main goals of this proposal are to: 1) Improve on the strategic orientation of the Indian Child Welfare Program and develop long-term impact strategies that will lessen the effects of trauma and reduce recidivism among child abuse victims; and 2) Increase and integrate current operational capabilities, partnerships and sustainability to improve the effectiveness of services for child abuse victims and families.