Absenee Shawnee tribe among those getting funding to address Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crimes in Indian Country
August 31, 2020
Oklahoma tribal governments and the Oklahoma tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalition, the Native Alliance Against Violence, were among the fiscal year 2020 funding awards of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) as announced by the United States Attorney Offices - Oklahoma on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at a press event in Tulsa, OK.
Of the nearly $12 million in grant awards to assist law enforcement agencies, tribes, victims service agencies, coalitions, and local and state government within Oklahoma, as part of its efforts to address domestic and sexual violence in Oklahoma and Oklahoma Indian Country, the following Tribal governments and tribal organizations received funding under the rollout of the DOJ fiscal year 2020 grant awards;
§ The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma was funded for a 3-year Tribal Special Assistant United States Attorney.