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Domestic and Sexual Crime Victims Assistance Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

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 Sanders County Coalition for Families (SCCFF) provides a safe haven and supportive services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Their vision is to end violence against women and children by creating a safe community that promotes a culture of equality and respect in relationships. The purpose of this grant is to increase the number of SCCFF advocates thereby continuing and increasing SCCFF's ability to provide direct services to crime victims, with an emphasis on victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse. Through this project, SCCFF will provide effective, timely and confidential assistance to victims of crime by employing trained advocates to provide immediate support and crisis intervention and other direct and/or indirect services in order to reduce the severity of the consequences of the victimization.


Date Created: February 8, 2011