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SAFE Child Advocacy Center Prevention Education Services Enhancement

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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. The Southeast Alaska Family Evaluation (SAFE) CAC, a program of Catholic Community Service, will expand its services to include a Prevention Education Specialist as now more than ever before in the aftermath of the pandemic, CAC’s across the world can provide the guidance, knowledge, and opportunities to those who have the greatest impact in not only reducing the number of children affected by child abuse but reporting suspected incidences of abuse so that children and families are provided with evidence-based practices that help them heal from trauma.

Date Created: October 22, 2020