Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)
Through the Edward Byrne Memorial Congressionally Recommended Awards program, the Office of Justice Programs helps communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and supports training and technical assistance programs and other efforts that strategically target local needs. This program is authorized to organizations identified in the Text and Joint Explanatory Statement, Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009.
With these federal funds, ZERO TO THREE will establish a Court Team for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers in Douglas County, Georgia. The Project's goal is to increase the knowledge and skills of community stakeholders so that their communities better meet the needs of maltreated infants and toddlers and their families
involved in the child welfare system. Ultimately the project aims to reduce the recurrence of child maltreatment among the families served.