The U.S. Government recognizes 566 American Indian tribes and Alaska Native groups. Studies suggest that crime rates are much higher for these populations compared to the national average (National Institute of Justice, Retrieved November 21, 2016).
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.
Visit our Tribal Multimedia Resources page for resources designed to inform and assist victim service providers and allied professionals in their efforts to help crime victims in Indian Country.
Additionally, the following resources provide more information on programs and crime victim services available to American Indian and Alaska Native communities.