On September 25, 2023 the Alliance was informed by the Office on Violence Against Women the approval of award entitled 2023 OVW Fiscal Year Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program approved for $750,000 for years 2023-2026.
The purpose of this award is to continue our project with the SOFIAS to help identify, assess, and appropriately respond to child, youth, and adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities. Over the next three years the Alliance, thru this project will help to establish and expand victim services in rural communities to child, youth and adult victims. It will help to increase the safety and well being of Fa'afafine Victims to increase the safety and well-being in American Samoa.
Over the next three years we will work to increase the safe being of the Fa'afafine community by creating and implementing strategies to expand and establish cooperative efforts and projects among law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim service providers; provide treatment and counseling advocacy and other long-term and short-term specific services for Fa'afafine community. Lastly we will help to develop programs and strategies with the Fa'afafine community who live in American Samoa.