Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
Childhelp will use OJJDP funding to maintain and expand comprehensive advocacy, treatment and support services to child victims of abuse and their families offered by the Childhelp Children's Center of East Tennessee (CCCET). CCCET will target a population of child victims of abuse, neglect, and trauma, ages 3-18, and thier non-offending family members. The program's goals are to reduce the incidence and severity of child abuse, improve the investigations process by minimizing re-victimization, and rehabilitate victims.