Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $326,153)
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, Ramah Navajo Chapter plans to utilize funds to enhance current victim services by providing a Victim Advocate who will fill the current gap in comprehensive victim services. The current Criminal Justice Team, including the Victim Advocate, will develop protocol that will establish a coordinated victim response plan between departments across the RNC, RNPD, Office of the Prosecutor, and RNSB to ensure that victims have timely access to information and
services, including transportation to those services.