Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,775,698)
DOJ and OVC have long recognized the critical need to support American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime. Over time, OVC has conducted a number of tribal consultations and listening sessions to gather input from our AI/AN partners regarding the Crime Victims Fund tribal victim services set-aside. Based on the information gathered, OVC will allocate the FY 2020 funding by an interim discretionary administrative formula. The formula being used was created with significant input from tribal leaders and from the information gathered from the consultations and listening sessions. Under this award, Tohono O''odham Nation requested funding to bridge the gap of services being provided to victims through case management, education, training and related efforts beginning with the initial interaction with victims, all the way through navigating the judicial process and reintroduction back into the community. With this funding, Tohono O''odham Nation will: 1) Ensure victims are provided comprehensive and sustained services that will lead to health, safety, and wellness; 2) Obtain necessary programmatic equipment and building space that increase safety; and 3) Increase capacity to serve tribal members.