The Center works with federally recognized tribes to develop approaches that align with cultural values while honoring and respecting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) practices. The Center provides services that place minimal demands on staff to provide immediate and sustainable benefits for tribes.
Our Work with Tribes
Examples of some no-cost services and resources available through the Center include―
- Identifying training and resources to build knowledge of human trafficking;
- Creating human trafficking informational and outreach materials;
- Helping identify potential partner organizations and connect with federal, state, local, and other tribal government agencies;
- Navigating the range of financial resources for anti-trafficking work;
- Developing a human trafficking screening tool to use across program areas; and
- Assisting with strategic planning and developing policies and procedures on human trafficking support and response.
For more information about the OVC FY 2021 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Grant program, read here.
The Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program provides support to tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime, consistent with the requirements of the Victims of Crime Act. OVC is charged by Congress with administering the Crime Victims Fund. The Center can assist tribes with accessing this funding and connecting with services for victims of crime in tribal communities.
The Tribal Financial Management Center provides financial management training, technical assistance, and resources to support American Indian and Alaska Native communities as they successfully manage the financial aspects of their federal awards. The Tribal Financial Management Center offers onsite technical assistance or virtual assistance.
The Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, known as Operation Lady Justice, was established by Executive Order 13898, signed by the president on November 26, 2019. The Task Force aims to enhance the operation of the criminal justice system and address AI/AN communities’ concerns regarding missing and murdered people—particularly women and girls. The Center’s work supports the efforts of this task force to combat sex and labor trafficking.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC): Tribal Victim Assistance
This OVC TTAC resource provides information and tools to support the efforts of tribal victim advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and others to develop a victim-centered response to crime victims in tribal communities.