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Tribal programs receive victim assistance funding

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $440,412 grant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to provide coordinated, culturally-competent services for victims of crime, their families and the community, according to the Nort Dakota congressional delegation.

The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will receive $4.7 million in formula funding from the Crime Victims Fund to support local, community-based services for victims of crime and $185,000 to enhance state compensation payments to eligible crime victims.

Mountain Plains Youth Services in Bismarck also will receive $600,000 to provide services to victims of human trafficking, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive $443,785 for staffing, services and awareness in its domestic violence assistance program.

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