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Domestic Violence Program Expansion at Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor

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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 Buffalo City Mission is the fiscal agent for a $200,000 award for an expansion of the Cornerstone Manor's domestic violence program. They propose to use the funds to help offer women and chidren immediate emergency shelter and care as they come out of situations of domestic violence. The goals are: 1) to increase awareness for women affected by domestic violence within the community, 2) to allow all victims to fully utilize CSM services and those of the collaborative partners to reach self-sufficiency, and 3) to increase services for the clients' children.


Date Created: August 26, 2010