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Developing Future Victim Specialists for Indian Country

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.582
Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Aug 9, 2017

Yolanda Curtis Gibson


Developing Future Victim Specialists for Indian Country provides grants for projects to to identify and train students in relevant disciplines, such as sociology, social work, and psychology, who are interested in victim service positions specifically serving tribal communities.

Successful applicants will be expected to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Establish and administer a structured program that links students interested in victim service careers to internship opportunities with either a Bureau of Indian Affairs or a tribally run victim service program. Applicants are encouraged to include incentives for students, including a stipend, course credit, or priority consideration for future employment opportunities.
  2. Provide guidance and training for students participating in the program.
  3. Evaluate the program, assessing the impact that the interns have on the victim service program and the community served and the number of interns who actually pursue (or plan to pursue) a career in providing victim services for tribal communities after graduation.

Eligible applicants are limited to:

  • Institutions of higher education - individually or as a consortium, and including tribal institutions of higher education
  • Federally recognized Indian tribal governments
  • Nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal organizations) with connections to both tribes and to institutions of higher education that educate students pursuing degrees in fields relevant to victim services
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $450,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 3
Estimated program funding: $1,350,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Health workforce pipeline · Human services

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