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Increasing Response to Intimate Partner Violence in Wisconsin

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $155,000)

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.

Diverse and Resilient, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Wisconsin through the development of groups and communities to take action. Diverse and Resilient, Inc. will utilize the FY 2010 funds to assist victims of crime by improving the response to intimate partner violence (IPV) within Wisconsin's LGBT communities. Diverse and Resilient, Inc. will implement activities to build awareness within LGBT communities regarding IPV by developing a website, increasing knowledge of local prevalence data, and branding educational materials for distribution in communities; developing the capacity of LBGT organizations, groups, and individual leaders to respond to IPV; and developing and/or expanding relationships and training opportunities with mainstream IPV providers around the state.


Date Created: August 26, 2010