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SHIFT: Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training

Award Information

Award #
2010-MC-CX-K042
Location
Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$895,772

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $345,917)

This program is funded under the authority of the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008, (42 USC 17611-17617, et seq.)(The PROTECT Act).

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. CA/NCF

Using OJJDP funds, the Innocent Justice Foundation (TIJF) will support the salary and benefits of the organization's executive director and an office manager. The executive director will be responsible for the continued coordination of consultants who deliver training to individuals who are repeatedly exposed to graphic images of child sexual abuse. Training will be delivered at national law enforcement conferences and on a regional basis with the goal of reaching up to 600 exposed individuals over the twelve month project period. The TIJF office manager will be responsible for the daily management of the organization, overseeing necessary updates to the agency web site, and insuring financial and administrative task are complete in furtherance of the program's goals and objectives. CA/NCF

This project will deliver training to individuals who are repeatedly exposed to graphic images of child sexual abuse, including ICAC task force investigators and other members, prosecutors, judges and other child protection professionals. This training will focus on recognizing and managing the effects of exposure to child sexual abuse images and materials in order to maintain the mental health of the exposed individuals. The training will be delivered at national law enforcement conferences and on a regional basis. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 26, 2010