Grant: $1,496,089 - Department of Justice - May. 27, 2009
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Award Description: Nevada's Recovery Act STOP supports communities in their efforts to hire and retain criminal justice and victim services personnel that respond to violent crimes against women as a way to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement, prosecution strategies, and victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. As prime recipient, the Nevada AG encourages subrecipients to hire and retain criminal justice and victim services personnel who respond to violent crimes against women, as well as support other strategies that create and preserve jobs and promote economic growth while improving responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Project Description: The Nevada Attorney General (NVAG) is the prime recipient of Recovery Act STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program. During this first report period, the NVAG took the necessary steps to develop a competitive process for awarding subgrants under this program. NVAG reviewed 24 grant proposals requesting over $1.8 million dollars in funding. As a result, 19 agencies were selected to receive subgrant awards whose projects started July 1, 2009. As mandated by this program, funding was distributed to law enforcement projects, prosecution projects, victim services organizations, and courts. The primary goal of this program is to enhance victim safety and perpetrator accountability. This was accomplished via awards that support victim advocacy services within the criminal justice system and at the local, community level (non-profit organizations). In addition to many advocate positions being supported with these monies, additional awards were provided to hire a specialized prosecutor for sexual assault cases and for a court compliance monitor to ensure court orders are followed by domestic violence offenders. In addition one training program was supported as well as one data collection project aimed at improving the agencies ability to conduct lethality assessments to better focus training efforts within the law enforcement agencies. Many projects are still involved in the hiring process and will have more substantial information to report next period; however, many positions were maintained due to other funding sources expiring. Subgrant projects were initiated July 1st with 1,007 victims being provided critical services during this report period.
Jobs Summary: Community-Based Victim Advocates (domestic violence & sexual assault); Systems-Based Victim Advocates; Data analyst; Mental Health Therapists; Civil Attorney; Prosecutor; Court Compliance Monitor; grant administrator. (Total jobs reported: 10)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
This award's data was last updated on May. 27, 2009. Help expand these official descriptions using the wiki below.
Funds from this award have been disbursed to sub-grantees. Click here to see a list of sub-grantees.
|City of Reno||$103,218||RENO||NV|
|County of Douglas||$29,447||MINDEN||NV|
|Volunteer Attorneys For Rural Nevadans||$57,000||CARSON CITY||NV|
|Community Counseling Center||$47,242||LAS VEGAS||NV|
|Nevada Urban Indians Inc||$30,000||RENO||NV|
|City of North Las Vegas||$102,313||NORTH LAS VEGAS||NV|
|City of North Las Vegas||$58,567||NORTH LAS VEGAS||NV|
|Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center||$60,000||SPARKS||NV|
|Nevada Outreach Training Organization No To Aduse||$40,000||PAHRUMP||NV|
|Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence, Inc.||$51,090||HENDERSON||NV|
|County of Washoe||$82,336||RENO||NV|
|Temporary Assistance For Domestic Crisis Inc||$70,000||LAS VEGAS||NV|
|Washoe Legal Services Inc||$43,800||RENO||NV|
|County of Washoe||$82,336||RENO||NV|