Unified Solutions is dedicated to providing training, technical assistance, and human services in Indian Country and beyond. In doing so we advance justice, advocate for victims of crime, and ensure strategies that address challenges experienced by culturally diverse individuals, communities, and organizations.
We are a non-profit organization fully funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), one of the seven components within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund established under the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to help victims and victim service providers with program funding with OVC’s Program Plan for the fiscal year.
Unified Solutions currently operates under the OVC FY 18 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program and the OVC FY 18 Tribal Set-Aside Solicitation. Under CTAS funding, we assist American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, tribal organization, tribal coalitions, and tribal councils with Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance (CTVA) Programs and Children Justice Act (CJA) programs. Unified services a total of forty-eight CTVA and CJA programs.
The History of Our Logo
The image tells a story and sends a message:
The fate of our world depends upon our ability to come together and create together – all people, young and old, of all colors, from all directions. When we commit our hands together in action, creating a new way with unified solutions, the power of this Light shines from within the Phoenix. The Phoenix burns to ashes and is re-born. The Phoenix takes on all that is finished, all that no longer serves us – like greed and fear and competition – and burns it away. All that is left is the Light that guides us, and the Earth is reborn.
The Unified Solutions logo was formed as a result of a collaborative process with community members in Tucson, Arizona. We were blessed by those who support the vision of USTCDGI and offered their talent to express this vision in visual art.
Special thanks to Victor Robles, Yaqui artist, and Desiree Trowbridge, Latina artist, who helped breathe life into this work.
The image depicts a Phoenix, the Earth, and four sets of Hands coming from each direction to create something new. A Light radiates out from the center of the Hands, to show the sacred power of the work that comes from this kind of collaboration.