The Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Professionals Program provides funding to enhance the coordinated multidisciplinary investigation and prosecution of child abuse through training, technical assistance, and information resources that emphasize the implementation of developmentally-appropriate, trauma-informed, and evidence-based programs, and policies and practices. The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) will provide training, technical assistance and online resources to child abuse professionals, and coordination activities among VOCA programs. The grantee will provide conference presentations for law enforcement, judicial personnel, and crime victim advocates. The grantee will provide scholarships to the International Symposium on Child Abuse; online trainings; and webinars. The grantee will also provide technical assistance, online mentoring and consultation groups for forensic interviewers, evidence-based research on specific child abuse response topics and continue the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO) and national assessment of issues related to child sex trafficking. The grantee will develop an extended forensic interview model and training to inform victim advocacy.
Number of Awards: 2
Total Amount Awarded: $1,700,000