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Creating a Safer Future: MOCSA Relocation and Program Expansion

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $313,022)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) will respond to the demand for services in the greater Kansas-Missouri Metropolitan Area by sustaining expanded services in child sexual abuse treatment and support, sexual assault advocacy and intervention, and sexual violence prevention and education. They will provide crisis line services, advocacy, intervention, support, and treatment for victims, as well as prevention, education, and training presentations for affected groups. MOCSA's goal is to lessen the ill effects of sexual assault and abuse to victims and their families.


Date Created: August 21, 2008