Family Violence Prevention and Services
This program is to prevent family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents.
The Prevalence of crimes of child abuse and family violence in Native American homes are captured through the documentation of law enforcement reports and court documentation. The primary goal of this project is to assist families in at-risk situations to prevent family violence. This is broken down into two segments: (1) To provide crisis intervention assistance, (2) To maintain community awareness and accessibility to available tribal and non-tribal resources.
Priorities for utilization of funds shall be:
- Prevention services such as outreach and prevention services for victims and their children;
- Counseling/Crisis Intervention;
- Parenting and other educational services for victims and their children;
- Immediate Shelter, Food , Clothing;
- Preventive health services promoting nutrition, disease prevention, exercise, and prevention of substance abuse;
- Moral Support;
- Child care services for children who are victims of family violence or dependents of such victims and children who witness domestic violence;
- All related support services needed.
Eligibility requirements to receive services through Family Violence Prevention and Services:
- Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe.
- Live within the service area of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe Social Services
- There are no income requirements.