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Use of Technology to Enhance the Capacity of Local Community-Based Domestic Violence Programs

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)

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 Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) will use this $150,000 grant to support its Technology Enhancement Initiative. The congressionally-mandated grant funds will be used to support five salaried staff positions, for office space and supplies, and to purchase approximately 70 computers. The computer equipment will be distributed to local domestic violence programs to allow on-line access to PCADV's Training, Education and Prevention Institute. The project will be overseen by Executive Director, and fiscal oversight of the project will be the responsibility of the Fiscal Administrator.


Date Created: September 6, 2010