Community & Family Services Department Awarded Cal OES Grant for Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach
Smith River, CA. May 20, 2016 – Tolowa Dee-ni’ (day-nee) Nation’s Community and Family Services Department has been awarded a five-year grant from the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Underserved Victims Unit that will total $875,000.
The Cal OES Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy Outreach Program focuses on service delivery to victims of violent crime within unserved/underserved and socially isolated populations. In addition, it is designed to fund the awareness and to improve knowledge about accessing local services available to crime victims.
With this funding, the Community & Family Services’ Shu’-‘-aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place) Domestic Violence Program will be able to expand their domestic violence intervention and prevention services by adding needed domestic violence advocacy, domestic violence community education, and outreach to promote increased access to victim services for Tribal victims of crime and their families.
Community and Family Services mission: “We encourage a healthy community by providing services that address the unique cultural and economic needs of our Tribal Family with accountability, integrity, and respect.” For more information, contact the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Offices at (707) 487-9255.