Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $250,000)
This award was made under the "OVC 2012 Action Partnerships for National Membership, Professional Affiliation, and Community Service Organizations Responding to Polyvictimization" solicitation. This program furthers the Department's mission by fostering partnerships among OVC, the victim services field, and national membership, professional, and community service organizations to advance victims' rights and improve victims' services through training, public awareness, and educational efforts, with a focus on responding to polyvictimization.
The National Crime Victims Law Institute's National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys will create the "2012 Protecting Polyvictims' Rights Project" to help prevent secondary victimization of polyvictims by ensuring their rights are protected from initial interactions with a victim service provider through participation in the justice system. They will create and disseminate educational materials, provide trainings across the nation, and develop a national online community to share best practices and provide technical assistance. ca/ncf