U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $1,094,800 in funding for the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the Crow Tribe to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.
The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The Chippewa Cree Tribe received $480,223 and the Crow Tribe received $505,125.
“This funding will provide additional resources to help tribes’ public safety needs,” Daines stated.
Henry Rides Horse Jr, Crow Land Security/Public Safety Cabinet Head: “I’m very pleased that we are receiving the grant because we need it. We lack law enforcement funding and it will be a great help.”
In Fiscal Year 2010 The Department of Justice launched the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), which encompassed most of the Department’s available Tribal government-specific grant programs. The Tribes are using these funds to enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to combat crime.
Daines is also an original co-sponsor of S. 1704, the Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment Act (SURVIVE) Act, which supports Indian victims of crime by requiring the Department of the Interior to use a dedicated funding stream from the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) to administer a competitive tribal grant program for crime victim services and assistance.