In 2011, under the AI/AN SANE–SART Initiative, OVC awarded funds to three sites—federally recognized Indian tribal governments and AI/AN organizations—to enhance the capability of victim service providers in AI/AN communities to better respond to the needs and rights of all victims of sexual violence. The program is designed to complement an existing coordinated community response to sexual violence.
From the initial point of contact through prosecution, the following three programs will implement sustainable, high-quality, victim-centered multidisciplinary services and support for victims of sexual violence:
The AI/AN SANE–SART Initiative is structured in two phases. In phase I (year 1), the sites will focus on two broad initiatives:
Contingent on successful progress during phase I and the availability of the appropriated funds, the sites will receive support for phase II (years 2–4), which will include efforts to:
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