The U.S. Government recognizes more than 564 American Indian tribes and Alaska Native groups comprising more than 4.3 million members. Data suggest that crime rates are much higher for these populations compared to the national average. OVC helps victims in Indian Country by providing much-needed resources, improving and increasing services, identifying promising practices, and adapting and replicating successful programs in tribal communities throughout the Nation. In addition, OVC collaborates with other federal agencies to fund demonstration programs that help tribes and tribal organizations serve victims more efficiently.
The following resources provide more information on programs and crime victim services available to American Indian and Alaska Native communities.