Developing Future Victim Specialists for Indian Country | OVC-2017-12560
Apply by August 9, 2017
The goal of this project of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is to begin building a pipeline of victim service professionals that will serve American Indian /Alaska Native victims in locations that are often remote and where positions are often hard to fill. This program will work to identify students in relevant disciplines (e.g., sociology, social work, psychology, etc.) to serve in victim service positions either at BIA or in tribally based victim service programs. Eligible applicants will include tribal colleges and universities (individually or as a consortium), non-tribal colleges and universities that are located close to American Indian/Alaska Native communities, or any other organization with connections to both tribes and educational institutions that educate students pursuing degrees in fields relevant to victim services.
Successful applicant(s) under this solicitation will be expected to: 1) establish and administer a structured program that links students interested in victim service careers to internship opportunities; 2) provide any necessary guidance and training to students participating in the program; and 3) evaluate the program.
OVC expects to make up to three awards of up to $450,000 each,