Grant: $1,058,641 - Department of Justice - May. 15, 2009
0% voted satisfied - 100% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The emphasis of the Violence Against Women 2009 Recovery Act Program is centered upin the creation of jobs, the preservation of jobs and the promotion of economic stimulus. As one of its many elements, the Recovery Act provides states with grant funding to assist in combating violence against women. This funding is intended to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, and to provide increased availability of services to women who have been victims of violence crimes. Applicants should skke to forge lasting partnerships betweent he criminal justice system and the victim services community and together providea a vigorous response to crimes against women such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence crimes.
Project Description: Currently we have funded 11 programs including visitation centers, emergency legal services, crisis center staffing position, DV advocates and prosecutors, statewide training position, and two culturally specific community advocate positions in our two largest cities. In this first quarter all positions have been filled except for one visitation monitor staff position at Emerge. We expect this last position to be filled shortly and services for supervised visitation in Grafton County will soon re-opened, client intakes are currently being provided at this facility. We are supporting continued services at 4 Crisis Center where staff members were slated to be cut from the budget. All 4 Centers are providing services to victims in this first quarter. Our two culturally specific advocate positions have been able to increase their hours of service to the communuity through ARRA funding this quarter. The DV prosecutor position for the Strafford County Attorney's Office has been hired and is providing services in that county to DV/SA/Stalking and dating violence victims at the District court level. Two non profit agencies that assist in providing emergency legal services on a statewide bases have expanded services into our more northern counties. We are in the process of establishing new Sexual Assault Response Teams, another new DV Prosecution position in Cheshire County, a new much needed victim advocate position within the Franklin NH police department, also under consideration is a regional position which would hire a law enforcement officer to follow up on DV situtation with an advocate. All of the above newly created or retained positions would not have been obtainable if not for the Recovery Act funds received by NH. The benefits are two fold in that ARRA funding has supported the retention of staff and the hiring of new positions which has lead to providing uninterputed services to vicitms and in many instances new services to victims.
Jobs Summary: Currently we have funded 11 programs with the Recovery Act funds. Under the victim services category we have funded 8 programs including visitation centers, emergency legal services to victims, culturally specific community advocate positions and the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to assist in providing contined services within 4 of their crisis centers. Within our law enforcement percentages we are funding a new regional victim advocate position to provide services to victims in the Goffstown District Court catchment area. One other police department is in the process of submitting an application at this time that will also fund an advocate position in a rural high crime city within NH. Under the prosecution percentages wer are funding two projects; one as a statewide trainer woh will provide experienced DV and SA training to law enforcement and county prosecutors, this trainer will also help educate law enforcement on the Lethality Assessment tool to help with safety planning for victims, a second project of providing a new DV prosecutor to the Strafford County Attorney's Office Domestic Violence Unit. Two additional applications are also pending approval for programs. The courts plan to come forward with a project later in the year. (Total jobs reported: 3)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence||$157,500||CONCORD||NH|
|County of Strafford||$29,746||DOVER||NH|
|New Hampshire Legal Assistance||$60,012||MANCHESTER||NH|
|The Community Council of Nashua N H||$40,950||NASHUA||NH|
|Town of Goffstown||$46,807||GOFFSTOWN||NH|
|Emerge Family Advocates Inc||$34,200||WHITE RIVER JUNCTION||VT|
|Monadnock Family Services Inc||$26,100||KEENE||NH|
|JUSTICE, NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPT OF||$48,781||CONCORD||NH|