Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
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.
Childhelp will improve and expand comprehensive advocacy, treatment and support services to child victims of abuse and their families offered at the Childhelp Childrens Center of Arizona (CCCA), located in Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa County. Funds will be used to 1) enhance forensic interviewing quality by upgrading interview room equipment; 2) improve client/staff safety by upgrading the Centers alarm/security system; and, 3) expand the availability of specialized therapy services at a satellite location in the southwest valley for under-served residents of Goodyear, Buckeye and Avondale. The CCCA focuses on child victims of abuse, neglect, and trauma, ages 5-17, and their non-offending family members. NCA/NCF