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Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $752,000)

Project Summary for 2002-JS-FX-0007

This project will introduce the Family Intervention Team (FIT), a community based team approach to family violence prevention. The Family Development Foundation will seek to organize, select, train and develop the unique capabilities of the FIT team from different community organizations that are innovative stakeholders in their approach to family violence and child maltreatment. Each team member will represent systems that have the greatest impact on children and their families, including child welfare, juvenile court and probation, the community college and grass roots non-profit agencies. Additionally, information about FIT's efforts will be shared with other grantees who can benefit from or contribute to FIT's work.

The overarching goal of this project is to establish a new approach to working with at-risk families.


The Family Development Foundation (FDF) will deliver family support and intervention services to the targeted schools and Boy's and Girl's clubs. We will provide education to students and parents on the risk factors associated with domestic violence and interventions to address the effects of domestic violence. The focus of the intervention programs is to provide parents and students who are victims or perpetrators of domestic violence how to regain self-esteem and other social factors associated with domestic violence. FDF will assist with other family problems that may demand immediate intervention such as food, clothing shelter and other social issues that are by products of domestic violence. Through one or more contracts for services, the FDF will provide training and technical assistance to Clark organizations that deliver direct counseling and treatment services to victims of domestic violence.

Date Created: August 25, 2002