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Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County, Inc.

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

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 Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County (FJC) is a private, non-profit agency with a volunteer board of directors whose mission is to improve the lives of family violence victims through community collaboration and the provision of comprehensive services in a single location. FJC is one of 15 sites in the country funded to develop a model for victims of domestic violence. With over 20 on-site partners, FJC provides a variety of services such as injunctions for protection, legal aide, economic assistance, counseling, mentoring, and career development. The agency's goal is to serve at least 1,000 families per year. Grant funds will be utilized to partially fund three full-time positions including the executive director, program coordinator, and information technology/facilities coordinator. The executive director has agency oversight and ensures program development and implementation. The program coordinator oversees and coordinates programmatic activities. The information technology/facilities coordinator is responsible for ensuring the proper functioning of the agency's computer and networking systems.


Date Created: August 29, 2010