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Stevie's Place Child Advocacy Center Support to Victims

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $600,000)

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing cooperative agreements for enhancement and expansion of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) to organizations that OJJDP designates. The purpose of this program is to increase the coverage and capacity of CAC services in Alaska for child victims of abuse. Stevie's Place CAC serves child victims in the Fairbanks North Star Borough as well as communities on the Interior Alaska road system and the rural villages included in the interior Rural Office of Children’s Services Northern Region and Rural Trooper Detachment D. Currently, the CAC sees children birth through age 18 when there are concerns of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse. For the past 2 years, Stevie’s Place has also seen children who witness domestic violence or other violent crimes and works with vulnerable adults when requested by law enforcement or Adult Protective Services. All work at Stevie's Place is done through a multidisciplinary partnership. This MDT includes law enforcement, child protection, tribal governments, forensic interviewers, and forensic medical providers, as well as victim advocates and trauma care professionals. The MDT works together to care for victims and make case and investigation decisions onsite at the CAC and by traveling to rural communities. This project seeks to expand and enhance Stevie's Place CAC’s response and support to the child victims by increasing clinical and victim advocacy staffing levels and related setup expenses for private spaces for clinical offices and family/team meetings. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020