The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
The VAST Center is an extension of this mission to include our Indigenous Partners in hopes to expand services of victims and survivors which may be overlooked and underserved in Indigenous communities.
The VAST was envisioned by NCVC leadership with the input from our American Indian/Alaskan Native neighbors, collaborative partners, and friends we have made in years past, along with our very diverse staff who come from all backgrounds, including Tribal Nations.
We have come to learn of the complexities and barriers to access for capacity building and technical assistance for Tribal Nations to specific areas of need due to many historical factors.
VAST respectfully request the opportunity to assist to bridge some of the barriers to enlist direct assistance vs oversight in a time of need, all while being mindful of the sovereignty and diversity of ALL Tribal Nations and Alaskan Villages.