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Justice Department to Host Webinars on up to $167 Million Available to Improve Crime Victims Services for Alaska Native Villages, American Indian Tribes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska will host a Department of Justice webinar that will review application procedures and the benefits to Alaska Native villages and American Indian tribes of awards to be made under the Department’s Fiscal Year 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program.

Those benefits include funding to support the establishment of new—as well as coordination and expanding existing—victim service programs that address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities.

The webinar takes place tomorrow, July 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time and will be facilitated by the Department’s Office for Victims of Crime and Office of Tribal Justice.

“Alaska Natives suffer disproportionate rates of domestic abuse, sexual assault and other violent crimes,” said U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder. “We encourage all of our native communities to participate in these webinars to learn how they can take advantage of these funds to provide and improve services to crime victims.”

This year’s solicitation builds on last year’s Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program, which directly funded 153 tribal applicants totaling an estimated $87.3 million (and another $20 million awarded in FY 2018 to fund other tribal victim services programs). The FY 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program allows applicants to select objectives and activities that are relevant to their specific community’s victim service needs.

Alaska Native Villages and American Indian Tribes are encouraged to register and participate in any of the remaining online webinars:

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (ADT)
Host: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Anchorage, Alaska

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (ADT)
Host: Yuut Elitnaurviat, Bethel, Alaska

Date: Monday, July 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Host: United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee

Additionally, the Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services will share information about ongoing law enforcement and public safety training and programs available to tribal communities during the webinars.


Chloe Martin
Public Affairs Officer

Updated July 23, 2019

Community Outreach
Violent Crime