Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $726,247)
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 award programs supported by the federal Crime Victims Fund (CVF) to develop innovative training and technical assistance, and to provide direct services to improve the overall quality of victim assistance.
The overall goal of the Fiscal Year 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program is to provide support to tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime. Under the solicitation, OVC solicited applications for funding to support a comprehensive range of activities including needs assessment, strategic planning, program development and implementation, program expansion, and other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities.
On behalf of the Cahuilla Consortium (Santa Rose Band of Cahuilla Indian; Los Coyotes of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians; and Cahuilla Band of Indians), the Cahuilla Band of Indians will expand upon their current victim service program to increase access to comprehensive, culturally-competent direct services to all victims of crime and their families, including child and elder abuse, homicide, gang violence, youth violence and bullying, human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, battery and assault, identity theft and financial crimes, hate crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or victims of the opioid/drug crisis. (CA/NCF)