Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $299,413)
The National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects Program addresses demonstrated gaps in training or technical assistance or in the knowledge base of victim service practitioners nationwide. The aim of the program is to enhance the provision of services and support to crime victims to further ensure that all victims are afforded the rights to which they are due. All initiatives are national in scope and focus on improving the capacity of victim service providers and allied practitioners in advancing rights and services for crime victims in the areas of child pornography; drunk and impaired driving; mortgage fraud; sexual assault within correctional settings; coordinated state-tribal crime victim services; long-term mental health and other consequences of mass violence; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) crime victims access to mainstream victim services; services for young male victims of color; or using technology to improve and enhance victim services.
NNEDV proposes to meet three goals during this 18-month project: 1) to provide training and technical assistance on the safe and effective use of various technologies for crime victim service providers; 2) to develop practical tools regarding the safe use of various technologies that respond directly to the needs of victims and victim services providers; and 3) to enhance services for victims of crime by ensureing that service providers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant information about how technology can impact the safety and confidentiality of victims seeking help.