Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,800,000)
The Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program provides funding to support the development, implementation, enhancement, and expansion of training and technical assistance on effective responses to missing and exploited children's issues for multidisciplinary teams of prosecutors, state and local law enforcement, child protection personnel, medical providers, and other child-serving professionals. Additionally, this program will provide support for the implementation of all National Missing Children's Day activities.
Under this award, Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) proposes to design, develop, and deliver training and technical assistance services to strengthen the overall response to missing and exploited children issues. FVTC will build upon its demonstrated capabilities as the previous grant incumbent, its established infrastructure, and its network of subject matter experts and partners to deliver high-quality, cost effective national training through a combination of traditional classroom and online instruction. FVTC will continue its delivery of services for the Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program by (1) ensuring all in person and online training is effective and relevant; (2) delivering in-person training and technical assistance to child-serving professionals; (3) delivering online training to child-serving professionals; and (4) supporting OJJDP key activities and efforts, including the Federal Agency Task Force on Missing and Exploited Children and the annual National Missing Childrens Day ceremony.