This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $238,451)
This project seeks to create and launch a local mobile application (mobile app) that will be available to victims of crime in Southwest Ohio with a major concentration in Montgomery County and its surrounding counties. The mobile app will serve as a single source portal to access local information, resources, and services. Mobile app feature concepts include: a bi-directional referral system in which users would be able to request referrals from specialty care providers and victim service providers and allied professionals would be able to electronically refer clients/victims to other service providers (victims would be able to approve, manage, and follow-up on referrals through the mobile app securely and discreetly); integration of links to resources including the Ohio Victim Compensation Program, local Domestic Violence Hotline, Human trafficking Hotline, the Victim Information and Notification (VINE) network and other resources as they are identified; educating victims on their rights as defined by the Ohio Attorney General and how to use technology safely; and incorporation of safety features that will enable a user to immediately conceal their use of the app through a "quick hide" feature. The applicant will partner with the University of Dayton Research Institute, as the mobile app developer, to create and launch this app. ca/ncf
The purpose of this project is to increase survivor safety through technology by developing and launching a national mobile application (mobile app) that will help domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking survivors and victim service providers understand and identify technology misuse, learn how to use technology safely and privately, navigate the criminal justice system, and connect to critical survivor-centered resources and help. Users will be able to determine which technology is being misused to monitor or eavesdrop on the victim, learn safety strategies to mitigate the control and access available survivor-centered resources. Users and victim service providers will be able to discover what types of crimes the monitoring and harassment might fall under and what recourses are available. Victims will be able to articulate how they are being monitored, harassed, and stalked in order to report to the criminal justice system if they choose to do so. The mobile app will connect victims to resources including national hotlines, national legal resources, other national organizations, and state domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions for help and assistance. The National Network to End Domestic Violence is partnered with 3Advance to develop, refine, and launch the proposed app. Year two of this award will focus on the marketing plan, development of evaluation and assessment measures for continued revisions and updates to the app including software updates and updated technical requirements, a sustainability plan, and an updated release to app markets. nca/ncf