Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $290,000)
This award is funded as one of a cohort of related projects directed at (1) developing and implementing community initiatives that promote child and youth safety; (2) providing resources and expertise to assist communities develop effective public awareness strategies about child and youth safety; and (3) raising public awareness about these issues at the local and national level. The two-fold purpose of this program is to support demonstration projects in multiple communities and to leverage the investment in those communities by developing public awareness campaigns that disseminate the safety messages of the local projects to the broadest possible audience. This project will further the mission of the Child Protection Division by implementing program elements and producing deliverables as agreed upon in the project plan to be approved by OJJDP.
Using these federal funds, the Children's Institute, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department, will develop and implement crisis response services focused on child and youth safety following family incidents of violence. The project will provide access to evidence-based mental health treatment services and other community support services.