Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $719,309)
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.
With an award under Purpose Area 2: Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Service Program, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation will coordinate and expand the existing victim service program at The Red Bird Woman Center by developing the Elders Protection and Advocacy Project to serve all Elders who encounter violence, crime, and abuse on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Activities include the recruitment and establishment of a working group to serve as a forum for Elders to voice concerns, raise issues, and provide feedback to both community members and to the project staff about their needs with regard to crime, violence, and abuse; conduct a needs assessment specific to elder victimization and crime to guide the implementation of project and implement services for Elders who are victims of violence, crime, and abuse. (CA/NCF)