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Milwaukee Family Justice Center

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

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 Milwaukee Family Justice Center through the Sojourner Family Peace Center will use the grant funds to provide program services to victims of domestic violence. Services are designed to empower victims by enhancing self-esteem and promoting independence. The Center provides criminal and civil legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and access to resources as the core of the agency's work. Sojourner Family Peace Center will broaden its work to strengthen families and to eliminate violence in their community by providing a seamless continuum of service in one location.


Date Created: September 20, 2009