Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,000,000)
Through the Byrne Congressionally Mandated 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 Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010.
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. With these funds, the NCPTC will strengthen the framework for implementing model undergraduate curriculum on child abuse in an additional 40 universities and conduct continuing research on the effectiveness of the curriculum; 2) select and begin to implement the model law school course in 10 additional law schools; 3) select and begin to implement the model seminary course on child sexual abuse in an additional 10 seminaries; 4) develop and implement the ChildFirst forensic interview training program in an additional two states and provide ongoing assistance to all of the ChildFirst state programs; and 5) enable the National Child Protection Training Center to provide extensive training, technical assistance and publications to thousands of professionals. NCA/NCF