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  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010
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*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES OVER $5 MILLION
IN FISCAL YEAR 2010 FUNDING TO ADDRESS CHILDREN'S EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice today announced more than $5 million in available funds to address the high incidence of American childrenís exposure to violence. The Department has made these funds available through six grant solicitations targeting planning, outreach, research, and best practices. This announcement is part of the Justice Departmentís ongoing commitment to provide leadership and federal assistance to reduce the incidence and impact of childrenís exposure to violence across the country.

 

WHAT:

Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Grant Solicitations:

  1. FY 2010 The Attorney Generalís Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program: Phase I

    • FY 2010 The Attorney Generalís Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program: Phase I will fund up to 8 communities to develop and support comprehensive community-based strategic planning to prevent and reduce the impact of childrenís exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities.

  2. FY 2010 Evaluation of the Attorney Generalís Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program: Phase I

    • FY 2010 Evaluation of the Attorney Generalís Children Exposed to Violence Initiative Demonstration Program: Phase I will fund the first phase of an evaluation of the demonstration component of the Attorney Generalís Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) Initiative, including: data assessment for program evaluation; coordination with the CEV technical assistance provider on data collection, measurement and evaluation issues; and the development of a comprehensive strategy to evaluate the impact of the CEV demonstration program in Phase II.

  3. FY 2010 Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Family Violence

    • FY 2010 Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Family Violence will fund multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to family violence and the impact of domestic violence on child custody decisions.

  4. FY 2010 Action Partnerships for Professional Membership and Professional Affiliation Organizations Responding to Children Exposed to and Victimized by Violence

    • FY 2010 Action Partnerships for Professional Membership and Professional Affiliation Organizations Responding to Children Exposed to and Victimized by Violence will fund programs to develop or improve the capacity of members of national professional membership and professional affiliation organizations to advance victimsí rights and improve services, with a focus on children exposed to or victimized by violence.

  5. FY 2010 Public Awareness and Outreach for Victims in Underserved Communities

    • FY 2010 Public Awareness and Outreach for Victims in Underserved Communities will support the planning and development of public awareness campaigns focusing on services available to child victims of violence within underserved and socially isolated populations including, but not limited to, those historically underserved due to race, socio-economic status, disability, or sexual orientation.

  6. FY 2010 Child Protection Division Fellowship Program on Childrenís Exposure to Violence

    • FY 2010 Child Protection Division Fellowship Program on Childrenís Exposure to Violence will provide a professional development opportunity to candidates with expertise in childrenís exposure to violence to help implement collaborative cross-agency strategies, policies, and evidence-based practices to support the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in its programming in this area.

WHEN:

  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

WHERE:

  http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm

Todayís announcement is part of a Department-wide effort, led by the Office of Justice Programs, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, to address childrenís exposure to violence.