“I want everybody in this auditorium and all the folks back home in your respective communities to know that this whole time I’ve heard you. I have seen you. And I hope Read more
Learn more about the latest news from OVC including the fully updated SANE Program Development and Operation Guide now available online and on the go! Get more information Read more
Participants Needed For Phoenix Area Native Focus Group on Tribal Victim Services to gather input for the Tribal Resource Mapping Project.
Date: October 10, 2016
Location: Room 352
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Read more
“In 2015, the federal budget for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds increased by $1.6 million—from $745 million to $2.361 billion. These funds represent the single largest source of funding for victim services in Read more
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) in partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), has announced the StrongHearts Native Helpline, to be staffed by Native advocates, scheduled to launch on January 4, Read more
Fully updated and available online and via tablets and smart phones!
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Learn more about the latest news from OVC including the new release of a mobile app geared towards reducing technology-facilitated stalking and abuse. Get more information about the Read more
In addition to partnering with organizations, such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to identify and help solve public safety challenges Read more
Native Learning Center’s unique 2 day organizational development training for Tribal programs.
Grants Management, Sept. 12-13, 2016; (1) Provides a refresher on general grant management requirements, (2) Highlights grant management requirements of the “super circular” Read more
The deadline for Early Bird Registration and Scholarship Applications for the 15th National Indian Nations Conference on the reservation of Read more
Sexual Violence Data:
Actions Needed to Improve Clarity and Address Differences Across Federal Data Collection Efforts
GAO-16-546: Published: July 19, 2016. Publicly Released: August 18, 2016.
To view full PDF report, click here.
Don’t miss your chance to submit your nomination for a deserving individual, team, program, or organization. https://ovcncvrw.ncjrs.gov/awards/preparation.html
Summer Salmon Bakes at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa.
Taste fresh-caught salmon cooked over alder wood coals in the Native custom. Delight in the music, dance, and stories of the Warm Read more
Since 1985, corrections professionals have been attending the national Read more
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute, in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), are working Read more
Under the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2013, NIJ convened an expert working group to develop recommendations for the accurate, timely and effective collection and processing Read more
“In recent days, judges have blocked or loosened voting restrictions in Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas. The fights have pitted Democrats and civil rights groups who say restrictive ID laws discriminate against minorities Read more
“The Healthy Native Babies Project: Workbook and Toolkit” is a resource focused on getting safe sleep messages into AI/AN communities. This resource is a collaboration among the NICHDRead more
Nominate a deserving individual or organization TODAY!
For more information about eligibility requirements, award categories, or to place your nomination now, click here.
Please register for webinars at http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OIS/HumanServices/index.htm (scroll down the page under “Current Events and News” and Read more
“I was born in a tepee at Cherry Creek, the first Indian village there ever was,” Bald Eagle told the Journal in 2013. “I know we can’t go back there, back to where we Read more
Register Now for End Violence Against Women (EVAW) International‘s 2017 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and System Changes. April 18-20, 2017 in Orlando, Read more
The Crime Victimization Compensation Program Initiative Fact Sheet highlights efforts to further the Department of Justice’s mission to provide crime victims with the services they need to recover from their victimization. View fact sheet Read more
Abuse victims lose housing options – Argus Leader
Women fleeing abusive relationships can no longer find a roof and a bed at Mita Maske Ti Ki.
The Sioux Falls s…helter, also called My Sister Read more
Part 1: Experience and Behavior 9/15
Part 2: Experience and Memory 9/19.
90 Minutes 11:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM MT / 1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET.
To learn more about this new webinar series Read more
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network
(HHRN) will present a Spotlight Series, a series of webinars on the crisis of homelessness among American Indians and
Alaska Natives (AI/ANs).
Webinar Dates Read more
“The grassroots educational movement is gaining traction. In 2007, only a quarter of Native Americans between 50 and 75 were getting screened for colorectal cancer. Now that number is above a third. But that’s Read more
The American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal is produced by the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, the Read more
- Early Bird Registration- $150.00- Deadline 9/5/16.
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This five-day agenda will feature several nationally known keynote speakers, more than 30 workshops, a cultural exchange night, talent show, and awards banquet and dance.
July 22-26, 2016, Oklahoma City, Read more
Deadline to submit is TODAY (July 15, 2016) Workshop presentations should demonstrate methods and strategies to improve safety, as well as promote justice and healing for crime victims through cooperation, and collaboration between Tribal, Read more
The Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces an opportunity to advise the Secretary and the Attorney General on practical and general policies concerning improvements to Read more
“In the U.S., more than 130 Native American languages are endangered, and some are spoken by only a handful of people…”
To read more, click here.
Assisting Original Crime Victims and Survivors in Wrongful Conviction Cases
Katie Monroe, Jennifer Thompson, and Janet Burke, Healing Justice Project
Michael N. Herring, Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney
July 25, 2016- 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
Nomination period closes July 31, 2016
During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) each year, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recognizes individuals, teams, programs, and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims Read more
In response to the recent death of RoyLynn Rides Horse at the Crow Reservation on Tuesday and the murder of Hanna Harris at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in 2013, the Montana Congressional Delegation is Read more
This program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, PL 114-113 for a national clearinghouse that provides training and technical assistance on issues relating to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women. Read more
The Office for Victims of Crime (“OVC”) published the final rule for its Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program in the Federal Register today, July 8, 2016. The final Read more
Last week Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) hosted the Vision 21: Tribal Community Wellness Center program to develop strategies for community engagement and program evaluation. These Read more
Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative – Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative Support – New – The primary purpose of this Indian Health Service Read more
In many jurisdictions, simple assault, much of which is home-based, is the most common offense among girls arrested and detained. This webinar will put this issue into the larger contexts of girls in Read more
FUNDING OPP: The Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program will help develop tribal capacity to regulate and manage energy resources. Eligible entities include federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native villages, regional or village corporations, Read more
On July 20, 2016 from 3 – 5pm Eastern Time, the Urban Institute will present an overview of findings from the congressionally mandated assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian housing needs. Read more
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The Children’s Bureau & Capacity Building Center for States’ Child Welfare Virtual Expo is two weeks away! Have you registered? Without leaving your desk, you can view six live-streamed presentations, chat with subject matter Read more
The goal of this cooperative agreement is for the awardee to develop training materials and implement evidence-informed, model policies that can be adopted by local jails and state prisons to reduce the Read more
Conference Hotel Information
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservations Coachella Valley, CA
Hotel Rate: $109.00
Reservation Code: Indian Nations
The case, Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, focused squarely on whether native tribal courts have the power to review civil cases involving the activities of nonmembers on native trust lands.
Today at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Sid Jordan, J.D. on Integrating the Needs of Read more
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Report Provides State-by-State Rates of Serious Suicidal Thoughts among Young Adults 18 to 25 who have had serious thoughts of Read more
Join the WINGS Foundation on July 14th at 10 am EDT in Washington D.C. for a Congressional Briefing, held in coordination with the Congressional Victims’ Read more
This solicitation is intended to support the development and enhancement of partnerships between correction agencies and community based victim service providers with the goal of increasing access to outside support services for Read more
OJJDP to host a free webinar on Thursday, June 16, from 9 am to 10 am EST entitled “Reducing Implicit Bias.” Webinar will describe the intervention and Read more
The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) is hosting a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum: “Restoring respect and dignity by honoring Indigenous elders” on June Read more
Purpose of the funding is to establish one Quality Improvement Center (QIC) to develop, implement and support innovative collaborative models, policies, procedures and interventions targeted toward improving the safety, permanency and well-being Read more
“President Obama is weighing whether and how he can leave his own permanent imprint on history by designating about 2 million acres of land, known as the Bears Ears, as a national monument…”
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On any given day, more than one out of eight undergraduates (1.4 million college students) will consume alcohol in America, according to a new study by the Substance Read more
Free 90 Minute Webinar on Weds. June 8, 2016: “How to Plan a Successful Training for Law Enforcement” offered by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI). Multiple Read more
Read about “The History of the Crime Victims’ Movement in the United States”
2016 WEWIN National Conference: “Embracing Cultural Values to Succeed: Individual, Family, Community, Tribe”
August 14-17, 2016 | Tulalip Resort & Casino | Tulalip, WA
Through the power of entertainment, The Red Nose Day Fund has raised awareness and money to help kids who need us most at home and around the world. Red Nose Day is on a Read more
Heidi will manage a budget of more than $700 million and lead a team of approximately 140 professional employees in Washington, DC, and across Read more
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has developed two informational video resources that can be used to provide more information about OVC and the Crime Victims Fund. View videos, here.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Indian Law Resource Center, and National Congress of American Indians invite you to attend a briefing on the Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: Findings Read more
Director of Emergency/Urgent Care and the SANE Program Manager at Southwest Health Hospital in Platteville, Wis.
For a list of the most current funding opportunities available from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), visit http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/Solicitation.aspx.
Within every age group, there are males of color who achieve excellence. But boys and young men of color remain overrepresented among those who do not excel academically and face home, school, peer-group, and Read more
“The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault” Webinar was conducted by the National Institute of Justice in 2012. To view the webinar, please visit http://nij.gov/multimedia/presenter/presenter-campbell/pages/welcome.aspx
This consultation session is to provide tribal leaders an opportunity to learn more about OFCCP, INAERP, recent regulatory changes to the authorities enforced by OFCCP, and the collaborative partnerships INAERP has created over the Read more
The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) has developed a web training to provide an in-depth overview of partnerships, planning, response, and recovery to assist civic, government, and Read more
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute and the Office for Victims of Crime are extending the invitation to register to conduct workshop presentations.
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.ovcinc.org/call-for-presentations
The Tribal Jurisdiction Program encourages the coordinated involvement of the entire tribal criminal justice system and victim service providers to incorporate systemic change that ensures victim safety and offender accountability. Funds from the Tribal Read more
For more information on mental health and to download the 2016 Mental Health Month Toolkit, please visit http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may
OVC will award up to two cooperative agreements of up to $1.2 million each to make physical, operation, and attitudinal changes in domestic violence shelters for individuals with disabilities. Apply by June 20, 2016.
For more information, please Read more
For more information please visit: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/249736.pdf
The VictimConnect Resource Center provides critical, confidential assistance through phone, text and chat. To learn more about it visit: http://victimconnect.org/
For more information please visit: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/resource/street-outreach-program-data-collection-study
Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online) has various modules on this topic including Sexual Assault, Campus/University Victims of Sexual Assault, Incarcerated Victims of Sexual Violence, and Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military.
Current funding opportunities: http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm
To view the 2016 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl343ABgYKY
To view the Presidential Proclamation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/08/presidential-proclamation-national-crime-victims-rights-week-2016
For more information from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, including resource guide and tip sheets: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications to support specialized services for victims of human trafficking throughout the United States.
To learn more Read more
The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.
This training provides an Read more
The National Indian Read more
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Indian Country Training Initiative is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Fatalities, Neglect, and Abuse Seminar.
The seminar will be held April 25-29, Read more
United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at Read more
For more information: http://nativehealthphoenix.org/events
The 2016 National American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Behavioral Health Conference will be held on August 9 – 11, 2016 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The theme Read more