Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $499,415)
The Innocent Justice Foundation will develop a comprehensive mental health and wellness program for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force personnel to address negative effects and trauma for individuals exposed to child pornography through their work. The project will include developing training for investigators, analysts, probation officers, social workers, prosecutors and judges.
The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive State and local tax increases. The Innocent Justice Foundation will create/retain three(3)jobs under this project.