Grant: $78,125 - Department of Justice - Aug. 24, 2009
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Award Description: Recovery Act Grants to State Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence Coalitions Program. Training, Technical Assistance and Support.
Project Description: TAASA will use these grant funds to provide training, technical assistance, and support/mentoring to community partners in our Students Taking Action for Respect (STAR) program. This project is designed to engage high school youth in social change work so that sexual violence, dating violence, and sexual harassment is less prevalent in our communities. Additionally, it trains and supports these youth and their adult sponsors so they may be more responsive to victim/survivors in their communities and allows them to be better equipped to provide referrals to victim services in their area. This staff will develop associated training materials and facilitate communications between STAR programs across the state of Texas. Quarterly Activities include: Provided 2 on-site technical assistance visits (one school and one rape crisis center) on recruiting, organizing and coordinating a STAR program Provided one technical assistance (via phone) to a rape crisis center on recruiting, organizing and coordinating a STAR program. One STAR Conference workgroup meeting to plan next summer?s conference. Assisted 8 sexual assault survivors on the phone and provided information for 4 other requests for assistance. Edited 6 Spanish language brochures regarding sexual assault Edited agency?s Spanish language website
Jobs Summary: The Youth Outreach Coordinator will train and support high school youth and their adult sponsors participating in the Students Taking Action for Respect (STAR) program so they may be more responsive to victim/survivors of sexual violence in their communities and allow them to be better equipped to provide referrals to victim services in their area. This staff will also develop associated training materials and facilitate communications between STAR participants across the state of Texas. The Program Assistant will answer the main phone line for TAASA and provide the necessary referrals to survivors, advocates, and allied professionals who call our office with requests for assistance, as well as transfer the calls to appropriate staff. She will also provide Spanish language translation as needed. This grant allows us to retain these positions while giving us the needed time to identify other state or private sources to continue this work at the end of this grant period. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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