Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $433,426)
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.
Bishop will enhance healing and safety for Native American victims of Crime in the Owens Valley Region, by proving victims with 24/7 on-call staff providing comprehensive emergency services. Enhance justice and safety for Native American victims of crime in the Owens Valley Region, by providing victims with information about their rights, court accompaniment and personal advocacy. Provide all service providers and law enforcement officers with cultural competency training and ensure respect and fair treatment for all victims, by means of offer training regarding Public Law 280 and Cultural Competency for service providers, law enforcement and the public. Maintain affiliations with collaborative organizations and agencies. Develop Tribal Multidisciplinary and Sexual Assault Response Teams with local stakeholders and agencies.