Monthly Archives: July 2018

Register for OVC TTAC’s Webinar: “Banks & Triads Working Together to Combat Scams Against Older Americans” (July 31st)

Please join OVC TTA on July 31, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. eastern time, as Julie Childs, J.D., Consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative, hosts a discussion with Elaine Dodd, EVP Fraud Division, Oklahoma Bankers Association, and Corporal Kim Lopez, Triad Coordinator, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, to demonstrate how banks and law enforcement can work together to combat elder financial exploitation and abuse.
 
The Oklahoma Bankers Association and the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Department Triad program formed a partnership in this effort, and the hosts will share the successes, tips, and best practices learned from this collaboration.

REMINDER: The OVC Tribal Set-Aside Solicitation is Live!!

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) have long recognized the critical need to fully and more effectively support American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime. In recent years, DOJ has conducted numerous tribal consultations and listening sessions to learn more about the needs and resources associated with supporting AI/AN crime victims.
 
As a result of these sessions, OVC used available funding to improve programs, develop resources and publications, and support training and technical assistance efforts. This year, for the first time, the appropriations act provides for funds from the CVF to be used to support a broadly applicable tribal set-aside program for Indian tribes to improve services to crime victims.
 
OVC anticipates making up to $110 million available through this solicitation to support tribes to improve victim services. OVC expects that award amounts may vary, depending on the project(s) proposed, but typically will not exceed $720,000 per applicant. Application deadline is August 6, 2018!