On Thursday, the state Department of Commerce announced an additional $691,810 in funding would be awarded to five federally-recognized tribes in Washington state to help with resources relating to the Victim of Crimes Act program. 

The Nisqually Indian Tribe has been a previous benefitting party to this program, which has awarded a total $4.4 million to more than 20 tribes. The Nisqually currently has a three-year agreement to receive a total $636,543, according to a news release from Commerce. 

“The funding supports key goals to develop, enhance and sustain victim assistance programs within tribal communities. These programs provide a coordinated and collaborative multidisciplinary response to support intervention for families and the community,” the news release reads. 

More information on the Office of Crime Victim Advocacy can be found online at www.commerce.wa.gov. 

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