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OJJDP FY16 VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers National Sub-grant Program - Domestic Trafficking Victims Funds

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $2,000,000)

The VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) National Subgrant Program supports subgrants for local CACs, state chapters of CACs, and multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) that provide a coordinated investigative and comprehensive response to child abuse. CACs are child-friendly facilities where law enforcement officers, child protection and victim advocacy professionals, prosecutors, mental health specialists, and medical staff work together to investigate child abuse allegations, hold offenders accountable, and help children heal from maltreatment. The VOCA CACs National Subgrant Program supports the following activities: 1) developing innovative funding strategies that support the provision of coordinated and comprehensive multidisciplinary services to child abuse victims and their families. 2) developing and publishing requests for proposals (RFPs), as approved by OJJDP; 3) providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to support OJJDP-approved RFPs; 4) managing a national peer review process to evaluate applications for funding; and 5) providing fiscal oversight and necessary grant award administration functions for successful award recipients in accordance with the DOJ Financial Guide.

Consistent with the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) of 2015 (P.L. 114-22), the OJP Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) allocated $2,000,000 from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund in support of this program in FY 2016. Pursuant to the JVTA, the funds "shall be used for grants to provide services for child pornography victims under section 214(b) of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 13002(b))." Under this project, the National Children's Alliance will release an RFP in 2017, with OJJDP input and approval, to invite eligible applicants to apply for funds in support for services for victims of child pornography. OJJDP will consult with staff from OVC to ensure that the RFP incorporates their expertise in the area of child pornography victims. FY 2016 is the first year funds authorized pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec 13002(b) are made available to OJJDP. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 26, 2016