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Long-Term Residential Treatment for Women Offenders from Duval County, FL

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

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 Phoenix Houses of Florida will use the Congressionally Mandated Award Grant funds to deliver long-term residential substance abuse treatment to women offenders from Duval County, Florida. The award will provide funding for five residential beds over a two year period. The program will utilize gender specific evidence based practices in a gender separated environment. The goals of the program are to reduce demand on the criminal justice system and to reduce instances of re-offending among women offenders referred to the program. The program is located in Marion County, Florida.


Date Created: September 2, 2009