Monthly Archives: July 2019

Tribal Courts and Child Welfare: Building Relationships With State Counterparts

“When Tribal families are involved in State- or county-based child welfare services or family courts, Tribal social services and judicial systems often have roles to play. Navigating the jurisdictions and services can lead to confusion and miscommunication between agencies, placing stress on their professional relationships. Actions to break barriers and strengthen communication can be difficult to implement but offer the potential to improve outcomes for Tribal families and create more positive working environments.” Find the full article here.

Four Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program Pre-Application Webinars Scheduled for July 2019

Office for Victims of Crime, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Tribal Justice, will conduct four additional pre-application webinars to review solicitation requirements for the FY 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program.
Congress has set aside $167 million in Fiscal Year 2019 to improve services for victims of crime in tribal communities. This program can support a wide variety of services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, families of homicides, elder abuse and more. The program can support activities such as needs assessments, crisis services, shelters, transportation, and many critical services. Learn more and apply by August 16, 2019.”