Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $50,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers 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 Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
Mission Kids will use the funding to pay for one year's salary for a Forensic Child Interviewer to staff their new Child Advocacy Center for victims of child abuse in Montgomery County. The funded position will minimize the secondary trauma from the interview process and allow healing to begin earlier for the young victims of Montgomery County.