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Funding Opportunity: OVC FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program
 
The office of Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for the OVC FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program. Under this solicitation, the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) will award eligible tribes, tribal consortia, and tribal designees grants to support a wide-range of services for victims of crime. In developing the scope of activities allowable with this funding, OVC took into account input from tribal leaders and other stakeholders regarding needs for victim services in tribal communities
OVC anticipates making up to $110 million available through this solicitation to support tribes to improve victim services. This solicitation has a streamlined, two-phase process by which tribes may apply for and receive the tribal set-aside funding.
OVC conducted an optional, pre-application Phase 1 webinar on June 28, 2018. During the webinar, OVC staff reviewed the solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session which interested potential applicants. A recording of this webinar is now online.
Phase 1 applications are due by 9:00 pm (Eastern) on August 6, 2018.

Sexual Violence on the Navajo Nation

Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Dollar General Corporation:

Decision upholds tribal civil jurisdiction over non-Indians who sexually assault Native children on tribal lands.

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Violence Against American Indian And Alaska Native Women And Men: 2010 Findings From The National Intimate Partner And Sexual Violence Survey – May 2016.

This study provides the first set of estimates from a national large-scale survey of victimization among self-identified AI and AN men and women on psychological aggression, coercive control and entrapment, physical violence, stalking, and sexual violence, using detailed behaviorally specific questions. These results are expected to raise awareness and understanding of violence experienced by AI and AN people. The webinar also will highlight the need for additional services that are needed for AI and AN victims of crime—a need that has been persistently noted but lacked the research to support efforts to increase resources or allocate them appropriately.
PRESENTED BY: Dr. André B. Rosay, Director Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
FACILITATED BY: Gwendolyn Packard, NIWRC Program Specialist

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