2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program
The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, (P.L. 115-141) for the U.S. Department of Justice created a 3 percent set-aside in the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) receipts allocated to OVC. OVC is responsible for administering grant award programs that are supported by the CVF, including the FY 2018 tribal set-aside.
For more information about the FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program, visit OVC’s FY 2018 Tribal Set-Aside page.
Studies suggest that crime rates are much higher for American Indian tribes and Alaska Native groups compared to the national average. The Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings From the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey report from the National Institute of Justice shows that 83 percent of adults in this population has experienced some form of violence in their lifetime.
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. Additionally, OVC collaborates with other federal agencies to fund demonstration programs that help tribes and tribal organizations serve victims more efficiently.
OVC’s Tribal Multimedia Resources are designed to inform and assist victim service providers and allied professionals in their efforts to help crime victims in Indian Country.
The following organizations, publications, and related resources provide additional information on the issues facing American Indians/Alaska Natives.