WASHINGTON D.C. – The Colville Confederated Tribes will receive $584,000 to support crime victim services on the reservation from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The funding comes as part of $273.4 million in federal violence prevention grants announced for tribal communities through the Justice Department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, Oct. 18.
“Violent crime and domestic abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native communities remain at unacceptably high levels, and they demand a response that is both clear and comprehensive,” said U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr. “We will continue to work closely with our tribal partners to guarantee they have the resources they need to curb violence and bring healing to the victims most profoundly affected by it.”
According to a release from the Justice Department, the awards are “are intended to help tribes develop, expand and improve services to victims by supporting programming and technical assistance.”