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YWCA Center for Families

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

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).

The YWCA Salt Lake City is an innovative and collaborative public and private model program that offers comprehensive co-located services to help end domestic violence and focuses on prevention, intervention and accountability in one centralized and accessible location. The YWCA Center for Families will offer confidential co-located walk-in resources and programs for women and their families to address the problem of domestic violence through prevention, intervention and accountability. Prevention will include wellness programs and proactive educational resources, offerings, presentations, and classes that support healthy life choices based dignity and respect. Intervention will include confidential co-located counseling, support, legal and social services. Accountability will include criminal justice-related services. The goals of the program are to: to prevent and reduce (domestic violence) victimization and increase victim safety; to promote public safety by encouraging accountability and to address crime and victimization by supporting effective programs and practices. The performance measures are: the number of unduplicated individuals (and repeat visitors) that participate in, or access prevention education and wellness resources, offerings and services; the number of on-site presentations/classes and outreach presentations; the number of unduplicated individuals (and repeat visitors) that participate in or access, on-site walk in services including: crisis intake, counseling services, civil legal assistance, medical services, law enforcement, Workforce Services, and diversity services and the number of on-site police reports, protective orders, and stalking injunctions filed; the number of safety plans completed; and number of criminal cases filed by Salt Lake City Prosecutor.

Date Created: September 15, 2009