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Gender Specific Women's Case Management - Clark County District Court Corrections Women's Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $575,971)

The Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) will help communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provide for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. This competitive grant announcement focuses on initiatives in eight areas: 1) preventing and reducing violent crime through community-based data-driven approaches; 2) providing funding for neighborhood-based probation and parole officers; 3) reducing mortgage fraud and crime related to vacant properties; 4) hiring of civilian support personnel in law enforcement (training staff, analysts, dispatchers, etc.); 5) enhancing forensic and crime scene investigations; 6) improving resources and services for victims of crime; 7) supporting problem-solving courts; and 8) national training and technical assistance partnerships.

Under category 2, the Clark County will use the grant award to expand and enhance gender-specific probation supervision in Clark County. The program is based on the Women's Offender Case Management Model (WOCMM), designed using research supported by the National Institute of Corrections.

The program will bring together a diverse group of regional agencies and resources to serve female clients on probation supervision; address women offenders with past trauma and abuse; re-establish the use of an evidence-based classification tool; use a case planning system driven by criminogenic risks and needs; actively explore training opportunities and equip staff to deal with gender specific issues; improve electronic offender access, communication, accountability and reporting; and preserve and add program staff to support WOCMM program.

The project goals are to: strengthen the community's commitment to women's issues; continue practices and programs that promote supervision and services; and promote economic recovery, job creation, job retention, and technological innovation.


Date Created: September 15, 2009