Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $700,000)
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.
The National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) is a federally funded partnership between Winona State University (WSU) and the National Association to Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Children, a national coalition of survivors and child protection professionals. Since the inception of the Center in 2003, Winona State University has been the recipient of OJJDP funds for the purpose of designing an inter-disciplinary child protection minor entitled Child Advocacy Studies (CAST),suitable for replication at other universities. NCA/NCF