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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Arizona Indian Tribes and Agencies Awarded Over $6.8 Million in Federal Grants to Assist Victims, Promote Public and Officer Safety

     PHOENIX – Today, U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced that over $6.8 million in federal grant funds have been awarded to a variety of Arizona-based Indian tribes and associatedagencies.  The federal grant awards, which are individually summarized below, are intended to combat crime, assist victims of crime, and promote public and officer safety:

  •     Pascua Yaqui Tribe: Awarded a total of $1,609,919, through four awards, to support the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program and other federal programs and to improve services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/trafficking, and stalking.  (Grant Nos. 2016-VR-GX-K009, 2016-AC-BX-0004, 2016-VI-GX-K006, 2016-TW-AX-0011.)

 

  •    Tohono O’odham Nation: Awarded $1,362,142, through three awards, to support the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program and other federal programs.  (Grant Nos. 2016-TW-AW-0009, 2016-VR-GX-K008, 2016-DJ-BX-0985.)

 

•       Colorado River Indian Tribes:  Awarded $991,092 to support the hiring of three officers and the purchase of additional equipment and training.  (2016-CTAS-COPS.)

 

  •      Hopi Tribe: Awarded $679,065 to ensure crimes against women and girls are aggressively prosecuted.  (Grant No. 2015-TW-AX-0037)

     

  •      Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc.: Awarded $500,000 to enhance tribal communities’ ability to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to victims of crime, their families, and their communities.  (Grant No. 2015-MU-GX-K074.)

     

  •      Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community: Awarded $450,000 to support the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program.  (Grant No. 2016-VR-GX-K006.)

     

  •      Hopi-Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse: Awarded $336,976 to implement certain provisions of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000, the Justice Act of 2004, and Public Law No. 108-4-5.  (Grant No. 2016-IW-AX-0015.)

     

  •     Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition: Awarded $336,976 to implement certain provisions of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000, the Justice Act of 2004, and Public Law No. 108-4-5.  (Grant No. 2016-IW-AX-0012.)

 

  •     Yavapai-Apache Nation:  Awarded $184,680 to support Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.  (Grant No. 2016AW-BX-0024.)

 

  •     White Mountain Apache Tribe: Awarded $150,000 to support Sex Offender, Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.  (Grant No. 2016-AW-BX-0025.)

 

  •     Salt River Police Department: Awarded a total of $141,032, through two awards, to support the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program.  (Grant Nos. 2016-AW-BX-0012, 2016-VR-GX-K006.)

     

  •     Navajo Nation: Awarded $48,831 to implement Moral Reconation Therapy in its probation and parole services. (2016-DJ-BX-0919.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  •    San Carlos Apache Tribe Police Department: Awarded $22,246 for the purchase of ammunition, approved firearms, and training.  (2016-DJ-BX-1000.)

 

  •    Gila River Indian Community: Awarded $20,150 to improve officer safety by purchasing ballistic vests.  (2016-DJ-BX-0510.)

 

     “These funds support the basic operational needs of each of the Arizona-based tribes and agencies named in this release,” said U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo.  “These grants will enhance our efforts to reduce crime and increase public safety in Indian Country.  We encourage all agencies to be proactive and apply for future law enforcement grant funding through our Office of Justice Programs.”

     The grant funds identified above were supplied by a variety of federal awarding agencies, all of which are components of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (“OJP”).  

Information about Office of Justice Programs and its components can be found at:

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov

Information about Bureau of Justice Assistance and its programs can be found at:
https://www.bja.gov/Default.aspx

Information on the Office on Violence against Women can be found at:

https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs

Information on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency can be found at:

http://www.ojjdp.gov/

 

Tribal training and technical assistance

https://www.justice.gov/tribal/training-and-technical-assistance

 

Additional tribal training and technical assistance:

 

  • U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Indian Affairs: www.bia.gov

 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2016-090_IC GRANTS

 

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Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2016-090_IC GRANTS
Updated October 6, 2016