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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Comprehensive Sexual Violence Support Services Serving Southern Suburbs

Award Information

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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 YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago will receive funding from the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program. YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago is the largest provider of sexual assault services in the State of Illinois. The South Suburban Center provides services to developmentally disabled and elderly clients and provides sexual violence and support services to 59 communities in Chicago's southern suburbs. The primary population served consists of female and/or male child victims, survivors of sexual assault/incest ages 2 to 13, adolescents (over the age of 13), and adult female and/or male victims/survivors of sexual assault/incest.


Date Created: September 17, 2009