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Nevada Rural Counties RSVP CARE Law Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,000)

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 Washoe County Senior Services will serve as the fiscal agent for this award subgranting the funds to the Nevada Rural Counties RSVP CARE Law Program. The Nevada Rural Counties RSVP CARE Law Program will provide pro bono legal services to low-income and homebound seniors in the 15 rural counties, who are otherwise unable to access or afford such legal assistance. The Nevada Rural Counties RSVP CARE Law Program assistance centers will provide durable powers of attorney, wills, guardianships, and assistance with estate and probate issues to prevent and resolve criminal elder abuse. The goal is to help keep low income seniors independent and in their own homes as long as possible by providing the legal means to mitigate criminal elder abuse and assist senior victims of crime.


Date Created: February 8, 2011