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YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Protection from Abuse Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

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 Young Women's Community Association (YWCA) Greater Cincinnati will support their YWCA Protection from Abuse Program in the cities of Brown, Clermont and Hamilton County. The program provides 24-hour hotline assistance, emergency shelter, transitional housing, court advocacy, and victim intervention services to confront and change beliefs, and behaviors that condone violence against women and children. They will provide only domestic violence shelters and transitional housing for safe, secure shelter, and supportive services. The services will include case management; employment training; legal, financial, and housing assistance; and court advocacy for victims and their families. These services will assist them in becoming self-sufficiency and living free from violence. YWCA Greater Cincinnati will also use funds to support their Amend Batterers' Intervention Program which provides group treatment to court ordered domestic violence offenders. Efforts must be made to stop the cycle of violence through offender education and treatment.


Date Created: September 6, 2010