Grant: $2,548,708 - Department of Justice - May. 15, 2009
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Award Description: The STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant program under the Act assists states in improving both the criminal justice system response to violence against women and services available to women victims. The Department of Administrationâ??s Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) has developed a statewide plan, as required by the federal Act, which sets state priorities for the STOP VAWA (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) formula grant and the awarding of state and local sub grants.
Project Description: During the quarter OJA awarded out subgrants relating to Victim Service and Specialized Prosecution Projects. Victim Service Funded projects will meet the immediate safety and physical needs of women victims of violent crimes as well as their long-term care and recovery needs. Functions include: Providing services in a culturally competent manner to victims of varied sexual orientation, race and ethnicity as well as to other specialized populations of victimized women, such as the disabled, alcohol and drug addicted, mentally ill, elderly, immigrant populations and women in rural communities. Promoting greater confidence in the justice system and encouraging crime reporting by victims through coordination of victim services with law enforcement and prosecution activities and advancing the recovery of women victims by facilitating the move from victim to survivor. The Specialized Prosecution project will achieve the goal of enhancing the ability of local communities to keep women safe and hold perpetrators of crimes of violence against women accountable by: establishing a Statewide VAWA Resource Prosecutor position to enable more effective prosecution of offenders violating laws that protect women and prohibiting violence against women in the process; improving the capacity of the justice system to respond to victims needs and to treat victims with respect; effectively coordinating prosecution with law enforcement, community victim services, and other system components. Other OJA activities for the quarter included the planning of Justice Systems Training initiatives by OJA. Funds will be available to develop and provide statewide training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors and other Justice system professionals in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking with topics including crime and victim dynamics, investigation, documentation and reporting. Coordinated Community Response Teams are also being developed and implemented.
Jobs Summary: The total employment impact of the VAWA-STOP ARRA funding for the period ending 9/30/2009 is as follows: 2 - new 1/2 time administrative assistants at OJA to help administer the funding. 1 new 1/2 time program analyst hired 9/29/09 for a total of .06 for the quarter. Subgrantee totals are 5.76 Retained broken down as .25 Shelter Program Director, .25 Shelter Case Manager, .25 Shelter Hse Manager, 1 Legal Advocate, .40 Hmong Services Coordinator, .75 Wisdom Elder Advocate, .80 Advocate, .20 African Am Coordinator, .20 LGBT Coordinator, .20 Disabilities Coordinator, .21 Hispanic Coordinator. New jobs at subgrantees consist of .66 Therapist, .25 Cambodian Family Advocate. (Total jobs reported: 7)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin Inc||$77,735||GREEN BAY||WI|
|MENOMINEE INDIAN TRIBE OF WISCONSIN||$45,895||KESHENA||WI|
|Aurora Health Care, Inc.||$54,012||MILWAUKEE||WI|
|Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc||$65,171||BELOIT||WI|
|People Against Domestic Abuse of Jefferson County, Inc.||$42,367||JEFFERSON||WI|
|Advocates of Ozaukee||$27,465||SAUKVILLE||WI|
|Wisconsin Rapids Family Center, Inc||$36,432||WISCONSIN RAPIDS||WI|
|Center Against Sexual & Domestic Abuse Inc||$23,064||SUPERIOR||WI|