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The Anti-Violence Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

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 Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Inc. (LIGALY) will provide assistance to victims of hate and bias crimes and prevent juvenile delinquency through enhanced services that are sensitive to the needs of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and tansgender people. LIGALY will increase affirming services to victims through the provision of mental health services and case management advocacy; establishing a comprehensive reporting system for victims to report hate and bias crimes through a safe and confidential online reporting system; and conducting outreach to law enforcement agencies and schools about the prevention of hate and bias crimes committed by juveniles.


Date Created: August 29, 2010