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Strengthening Services for Women

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)

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.

Phoenix House of New York will use fiscal year 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program funding to support specialized substance abuse treatment services for adult women with drug and alcohol addictions. Specifically, the grant will enhance and expand community-based treatment programming through clinical service delivery, trauma and domestic violence services, and vocational assistance. The goal of the program is to provide women residing in New York City with improved gender-specific services that will strengthen long-term recovery, heal family relationships, reduce relapse, and prevent future criminal activity related to drug use.


Date Created: August 27, 2009