Grant: $149,029 - Department of Justice - Sep. 16, 2009
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Award Description: Under category 6, the First Judicial District Attorney's Office will use the grant award to provide comprehensive, rapid response in the prosecution of family violence cases. The enhanced intervention will provide essential new responses for the prosecution of felony domestic violence cases and will augment and strengthen current efforts by providing training to law enforcement and essential information regarding community resources for victims of felony domestic abuse. The District Attorney's Office will create a new position, the Family Violence Resource Coordinator, to provide the following services: community outreach, information and referral, case management, identification of expert witnesses for use in trials, on-going evaluation of programs, identification of felony domestic violence cases with children in the home, and development of a resource clearinghouse.
Project Description: The grant period started on October 1, 2009. On September 24, 2009, the First Judicial District Attorney's Office started the recruiting process for the Family Violence Resource Coordinator. The recruitment for the position was open for two weeks and closed on October 8, 2009 at 12:00 am. We received 122 applications for the position. The applications were screened and we will be interviewing 11 applicants on Thursday, October 22, 2009 and Friday, October 23, 2009.
Jobs Summary: The First Judicial District Attorney's Office has created a Family Violence Resource Coordinator. The Family Violence Resource Coordinator will perform specialized work to enhance the services provided to victims of family violence. Work involves community outreach and increased involvement, identifying gaps in the prosecution of family violence, providing case management, statistic keeping, grant reporting, policy review and formulation and triage of incoming felony domestic violence cases. The Family Violence Resource Coordinator will provide training to DA's and other agency personnel and will develop and maintain a collaborating working relationship with other staff in the DA's Office and to hold offenders accountable. This additional employee should be hired and working by the middle of November 2009. This position is obtained in conjunction with a state grant for comprehensive approach to the creation of a Family Violence Unit. Impact is 2.5 positions with mind to additional staffing if program proves successful. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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