Tribal Victim Assistance Evaluation
In Fiscal Year 2003, OVC provided funds for the National
Institute of Justice to initiate a process evaluation.
The first stage of this project, a preevaluation assessment,
entailed comprehensive onsite interviews at four Indian
Country sites: the Choctaw Nation, the Lummi Nation, the
Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, and the Turtle Mountain
Band of Chippewas. If a full evaluation is viable, evaluators
will identify the gaps in services at specific sites, determine
which services are furnished to victims throughout Indian
Country, analyze the impact of the services provided, survey
the permanency and accessibility of programs, and develop
recommendations for improving services.