Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
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.
Guardian Angel Community Services will use funding for its Transitional Living Program (TLP). TLP is a response to Guardian Angel's experience with victims fleeing abusive situations and reporting limited choices for housing after staying in Guardian Angel's emergency shelter. The TLP offers victims of domestic and/or sexual violence a 24-month, caring housing option that provides victims the time, resources, and counseling they need to address the consequences of their victimization and regain independence. The program's goal is to reduce the incidence of homelessness among victims of domestic violence by addressing the emotional and economic consequences of victimization. To meet these objectives, it offers housing, counseling and case management to address the emotional and economic consequences. Progress will be measured through participant assessment and monitoring of outcome measures on a quarterly basis.