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International Center to End Violence

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $2,000,000)

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.

Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) will use their 2009 Congressionally Selected Award to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system through the development of the International Center to End Violence (ICEV) at the historic Presidio of San Francisco. National in scope with the ability to reach live and virtual audiences around the world, the ICEV will feature a state of the art conference center and an innovative public exhibition program that will enhance public education. The conference center and public exhibition will improve the capacity of the criminal justice system to (1) encourage information sharing, (2) reduce the incidence of crime, (3) provide responsive law enforcement services, and (4) enhance local courts. The ICEV will engage new and existing criminal justice system leaders in long-term collaborative and transformative education and training with other, multi-disciplinary leaders. ICEV programs will increase the knowledge and skills of victim services programs and justice system leaders, enhancing their ability to respond effectively to violence victims and to implement effective preventive measures framed in great part by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).


Date Created: September 2, 2009