Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $250,000)
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.
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Inc. (NYC GLAV) will--through a partnership with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) and the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) (evaluator)--implement a national demonstration project to create, test, and evaluate victim service models and policies, with the correlated training and technical assistance (TTA), and replication of strategies that effectively provide equal access to mainstream victim services for LGBTQ survivors. The project will: determine primary indicators for success, establish a national advisory committee for feedback and review of all stages of the project, implement baseline and annual evaluations, develop and implement strategies to address service gaps and barriers in mainstream organizations and create a compendium of effective strategies and materials for nationally applicable TTA and protocols for outreach, advocacy, and services that will increase LGBTQ competency throughout mainstream victim services in the country through a national dissemination plan.