OVC Consultation

The United States Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) invites you to participate in a Tribal Consultation regarding how current and potential future tribal set-aside funding from the Federal Crime Victims Fund should be programmed. An informational framing paper is forthcoming and will provide relevant background questions for you to consider in advance of the consultation. 

The Tribal Consultation on Current and Potential Future Tribal Set-Aside Funding will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT with a break for lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. The OVC Tribal Consultation will be held the same week as the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Annual Tribal Consultation at the Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan, co-hosted by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Details are provided here on this website.

To register for the OVC Tribal Consultation and/or indicate your interest in speaking at this event, please visit the following link (to be provided). If you are planning to also attend the OVW Consultation, you must register for both events separately. The online registration deadline is July 31, 2019; however, you may also register on-site on August 20th at 7:30 a.m. in the Silver Creek Event Center lobby.

If you are unable to attend the Tribal Consultation in person, we strongly encourage you to submit written comments to OVC. The deadline for written comments from tribal leaders is September 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Please submit your comments via email to ovctribalsetaside@ojp.usdoj.gov or via first-class mail to:

Attn: Allison Turkel
Office for Victims of Crimes
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
810 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20531

If you have any questions or concerns about the Tribal Consultation process, please email ovctribalsetaside@ojp.usdoj.gov. We hope that you will be able to participate in providing feedback to the Department on this very important topic and look forward to working with you.