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Tribal Victim Assistance Evaluation and Assessment

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.

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