Grant: $406,045 - Department of Justice - Sep. 1, 2009
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Award Description: Cleveland Rape Crisis Center?s (CRCC) program 'Enhancing Therapeutic Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault' is designed to a) create new jobs in the Cleveland area to promote economic recovery and b) improve and enhance services to victims of crime provided by CRCC. We will achieve these goals by successfully meeting the following objectives: 1. Create three new fulltime positions within the therapeutic services department. 2. Decrease the wait for services by at least 50%. (Wait list will be no longer than six weeks ? currently 12 - 16 weeks) 3. Increase numbers of clients receiving therapeutic services from CRCC by 40%, which will represent a total of 1,150 people. 4. Streamline the intake, discharge and follow-up processes for clients. 5. Establish at least six partnerships to avoid reductions and duplication of essential services; targeting underserved populations. Sexual violence is a devastating problem in our society. Last year, there were more than 1,400 sexual assaults reported in the city of Cleveland alone, with an additional 1,666 sexual assault referrals were investigated by the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services. While these numbers are staggering, it is estimated that only 20-40% of sexual assaults are ever reported to the police, which indicates that the total number of children assaulted was actually closer to 5,000 and the number of adult assaults in the City of Cleveland alone was an additional 5,000. These numbers are supported by a recent United Way report, which estimates that 11% of the population of Cuyahoga County (or 149,274 people) have been raped some time in their lives. With over 35 years of experience CRCC is considered an industry leader on the issue of sexual assault. We are viewed as a model rape crisis center across the nation and are approached to mentor and train other organizations and professionals that deal with the issue of sexual violence. We have a history of effectively building strong partnerships and coalitions as well as bringing about systematic change in our community and will continue to do so with your support. These skills will ensure successful coordination and implementation of Enhancing Therapeutic Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault.
Project Description: The over all purpose of 'Enhancing Therapeutic Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault' is to provide quality reactive services to survivors of sexual assault while stimulating the economy by creating local jobs. To date, we have only posted the positions. We anticipate hiring all three positions within the next quarter as funds are expected to be released. Upon the release of these funds we will hire the 2 therapists and case manager and begin the training process. Immediately, we expect to see a decrease in the length of time clients must wait for services as well as an increase in the number of clients we see daily.
Jobs Summary: The Group and Outreach Therapist (GOT) will be responsible for group therapeutic services within collaborating community agencies and the satellite locations, focusing on working with underserved populations in need of Rape Crisis and Trauma/Addiction Services. The GOT will also be available for individual therapeutic services in the Satellite Locations on an as needed basis. The Family Therapist will be responsibility for family therapeutic services in close collaboration with and under guidance of the Child & Family Therapeutic Services Coordinator. This includes providing therapeutic support for non-offending family members, guardians, and other close supporters, as well implementing new programs such as a child survivor support group and a psycho-educational parent group. The Case Manager will be responsible for initial needs assessments, assisting clients with goal planning outside of the therapeutic realm and assisting in connecting clients with available community resources and referrals. The Case Manager will develop and maintain culturally competent interagency relationships and maintain a caseload as agreed upon with the clinical director. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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