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Crystal Judson Family Justice Center Support Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

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.

Pierce Conty will provide trained advocates, legal services, and assistance to families with children impacted by domestic violence. The award will provide personnel, fringe benefits, travel, training, equipment, and contractual services for the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (FJC). FJC was created to serve domestic violence victims and their children by providing comprehensive victim services in one central, safe location. FJC is a domestic violence program with regional importance and serves as a state-wide asset that provides unique and critically-needed services. This funding will provide specialized services for a civil legal unit, a program for children who are impacted by domestic violence, and domestic violence services coordination and training.


Date Created: September 2, 2009