Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $897,899)
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, Gila River Indian Community requested funding to enhance the Crime Victim Services Program already in place. With this funding, Gila River Indian Community will ensure: 1) Every victim/survivor has immediate on-scene clinical crisis intervention personnel; 2) Victims/survivors have their unique immediate and transitional basic and safety needs met; 3) CVS staff has access to reliable, accessible, and functional transportation to ensure all victim/survivors needs are coordinated; and 4) Outreach methods and materials are able to reach hard-to-reach populations.