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Creating a Safer Future: Capacity Building to Support MOCSA's Program Expansion

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,717)

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 provide outpatient mental health services for child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse, and services for non-offending parents and adult survivors of abuse. They will provide sexual violence prevention and education programming to students in the Kansas City metropolitan area. They will provide prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and advocacy services to sexual violence victims. MOCSA will provide program participants with specialized treatment services to reduce stress symptoms, increase coping skills, improve interpersonal relationships, and improve social functioning.


Date Created: September 2, 2008