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OVW Office. Lorraine P. Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock), Deputy Director, Tribal Affairs Catherine Pierce, Acting Director, OVW Judge Susan Carbon was nominated in October as Director of OVW. Tribal Unit Responsibilities.

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ovw office
OVW Office
  • Lorraine P. Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock), Deputy Director, Tribal Affairs
  • Catherine Pierce, Acting Director, OVW
  • Judge Susan Carbon was nominated in October as Director of OVW
tribal unit responsibilities
Tribal Unit Responsibilities
  • Administer Grants to Indian Tribal Governments and Sexual Assault Services Program
  • Administer Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program
  • Manage all OVW grant awards to Indian Tribes
  • Develop Training and Technical Assistance for OVW’s Tribal Grantees
  • Oversee certain aspects of Title IX of VAWA 2005
tribal activities for 2009
Tribal Activities for 2009
  • Adapting DOJ Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Protocol for use in Tribal Communities.
  • November 2009 Focus Group on Adult Sexual Assault in Indian Country to discuss strategies for increasing tribal applications addressing this issue.
other projects
Other projects
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence: Services, Training, Access, and Resource Project
  • Oklahoma Summit on Violence Against Indian women, “Journey to Justice,” is being held December 2-3, in OKC.
coordination with nij on research program
Coordination with NIJ on Research Program
  • Section 904 Task Force on Violence Against Women in Indian Country was appointed in April 2008 – 17 members on TF
  • OVW has worked with NIJ to hold three task force meetings
  • A proposed Research Program of Study was presented last December which has guided the Task Force work over the coming year
grants to indian tribal governments program
Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program

Created in VAWA 2005

Consolidated tribal set-asides from 7 other OVW programs

Replaced the STOP Violence Against Indian Women Program

grants to indian tribal governments program awards
Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program – Awards
  • Almost $100 million awarded since 2007
  • Approximately $20 million awarded in 2009 Recovery Act
  • Over $15 million awarded to Alaska Tribal Governments, Consortia and/or Authorized Designees since 2007
grants to indian tribal governments program1
Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program

Eligibility

Federally Recognized Tribe

Authorized Designee of a Federally Recognized Tribe

Tribal Consortium

grants to indian tribal governments program2
Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program

Collaboration Requirement

Nonprofit, Nongovernmental Indian Victim Services Program;

Tribal Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Coalition; or

Women’s Advisory Committee.

grants to indian tribal governments program3
Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program

What can tribes use Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program funding to do?

grants to indian tribal governments program4
Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program

Support programs to assist victims of domestic violence sexual assault, dating violence and stalking

Develop effective plans based on tribal law and customs for Tribal Governments to reduce violent crimes against Alaska Native women and help keep them safe

Increase the Tribal Government’s ability to respond to violence against Alaska Native women

Strengthen Tribal criminal justice systems

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Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program

Community Education and Prevention Activities

Transitional Housing Assistance

Comprehensive Legal Assistance

Supervised Visitation & Safe Exchange Centers

ovw grant programs to which tribes may apply
OVW Grant Programs to Which Tribes May Apply

Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program

Legal Assistance for Victims Program (3% Tribal set-aside)

Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program

Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Program

accessing ovw grant funding
Accessing OVW Grant Funding

Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program

Training Grants to Stop Abuse and Sexual Assault Against Older Individuals or Individuals with Disabilities Program

Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault Program

ovw s tribal unit
OVW’s Tribal Unit

Lorraine P. Edmo Beverly Fletcher

Tribal Deputy Director Program Specialist

Ph: (202) 307-6027 Ph: (202) 307-6794

Kathy Howkumi Katherine Mera

Program Specialist Program Specialist

Ph: (202) 616-6726 Ph: (202) 616-2599

Kimberly Woodard Kimberly Lopez

Program Specialist Program Specialist

Ph: (202) 514-9677 Ph: (202) 307-6027

Email: first name. last name @usdoj.gov

OVW Main Ph: 202-307-6026

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