Wyden, Merkley: más de $200.000 a las tribus confederadas de Warm Springs para servicios de prevención de delitos sexuales

Washington DC –
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the Confederated
Tribes of Warm Springs will receive nearly $211,000 from the Department of
Justice (DOJ) to protect the community and prevent sex crimes.

“The U.S. government
can do more to protect children from predators on and off tribal land, and it
is long past time for that to happen,” Wyden said. “This funding provides a dedicated
administrator and crucial training that the Warm Springs tribal justice system
needs to improve kids’ safety.”

“We must do
everything in our power to?prevent sexual assault and abuse, and protect
vulnerable communities in Oregon facing?disproportionate rates of sexual
violence,?including?tribal communities,”?said Senator Merkley.?“This funding will provide crucial services
and resources for the Warm Springs community.” 

This DOJ program is funded by the Adam Walsh
Child Protection and Safety Act
 and will provide services and
training for the Warm Springs Police Department, Tribal Prosecution, Victims of
Crimes Services, Tribal Court, Children’s Protective Services, Warm Springs
Community Counseling Center, and the tribal community on how to contact and
continue registration for the known convicted sex offenders residing in or
working within the boundaries of the reservation. This grant also funds a
dedicated, full-time staff member to serve as Sex Offender Administrator.