Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $450,000)
The purpose of this award, funded under the Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program for the tribal portion of the OVC FY 2019 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program, is to develop or enhance crime victim specialist programs within law enforcement agencies to better support victims through the criminal justice process including connecting them with community-based direct victim services programs to more quickly and more effectively serve them.
The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will enhance and improve crime victim services provided by the Red Lake Public Safety Department on the Red Lake Reservation through the development of a law-enforcement based victim service specialist program. Red Lake Public Safety will ensure quicker referrals to community-based programs for general crime victims through the development of a Victim Specialist Program. The populations to be served are general victims of crimes. Activities will include working with collaborating partners to develop vital policies and procedures, be the first point-of-contact for Police Officer referrals, conduct collaborative partner meetings, and provide victim service referrals for victims of general crimes. CA/NCF