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New Mexico Domestic Violence Latino Community Outreach Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence will conduct a domestic violence public awareness and education campaign targeting Spanish-speaking immigrant communities throughout the State of New Mexico. The comprehensive multi-media campaign is designed to accomplish the following goals: 1) increase Latino immigrants' awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in their communities; 2) instill the understanding that violence is abnormal and contradicts Latino immigrants' heritage, culture and desire to live "normally"; and 3) emphasize the effects of domestic violence on children.


Date Created: August 1, 2010