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Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Greater Los Angeles will use funds to implement a multi-disciplinary sexual assault response team (SART) serving Compton, California, and surrounding communities. The SART project will encourage and provide resources for victims to report sexual assault crimes and provide medical treatment and counseling. The SART's focus is to promote a coordinated, victim-centered response to victims of sexual assault. The SART will provide community residents with swift, competent, coordinated intervention in response to sexual assault.


Date Created: September 2, 2009