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Law Enforcement Advocacy Partnership (LEAP)

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

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.

Turning Point, Inc. will support the Law Enforcement Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) to deliver essential protective services to victims of domestic violence crime and to link service provision for this program through technology. The LEAP partnership establishes critical communication between law enforcement, states attorneys, and the only comprehensive domestic service provider in McHenry County, Turning Point. Goals for the Law Enforcement Advocacy Partnership initiative are to restore the LEAP program in McHenry County; increase Turning Point's capacity to serve victims; increase cooperation between police officers and victim advocates; provide critical services to victims of domestic violence; and provide agency-wide secure and consistent service delivery.


Date Created: September 19, 2010