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VALOR's Services for Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $500,000)

PROPOSAL ABSTRACT  Purpose Area 1: Project Sites

ValorUS (VALOR) submits this proposal to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs,  Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) under Purpose Area 1: Project Sites of the OVC FY 2022 Safety, Support, and Services for Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention solicitation (O-OVC-2022-171240) for a 36-month grant of $500,000 to support the work of VALOR and two of its member community-based victim service providers (Sure Helpline Center; and Partners Against Violence, formerly San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services, Inc.), in partnership with the juvenile detention facilities in their communities (Imperial County Probation Department/Juvenile Hall, and San Bernardino County Probation Department’s Detention, Assessment and Treatment Center(s), respectively):  (1) to provide victim services to detained juveniles who have been sexually assaulted; (2) to provide training to correctional officers and juvenile detention facility staff members on how to respond to and support juvenile victims/survivors; and (3) to provide technical assistance to juvenile detention facilities and victim service providers to help ensure victim services delivery to detained juvenile victims/survivors.  This proposed project also will address both Priority Areas A and B, by advancing racial equity and supporting underserved communities, and through the collaborative involvement of project partner Sure Helpline Center, which is a culturally-specific organization.

Date Created: August 25, 2022