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Bootheel Victim Advocacy Center

Award Information

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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 Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence will use grant funds to provide assistance to victims of crime, specifically victims of sexual violence. This program assists victims of crime. It will 1) identify, assess and respond to child and adult sexual violence in rural communities through collaboration with law enforcement, child welfare, juvenile authorities, prosecutors, medical providers, educational and faith based entities 2) expands care to victims in 6 rural socio-economically challenged communities 3) provide locally based services for immediate and accessible prevention and intervention services to sexual assault/abuse victims.


Date Created: September 8, 2010