Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $149,951)
In May 2013, OVC released the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. The Vision 21 initiative examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States. The initiative was the first comprehensive assessment of the field in nearly 15 years. The FY 2015 Vision 21 Innovation Grants: Enhancing and Transforming Services for Victims of Crime solicitation furthers the goals of Vision 21 through 8 purpose areas. Purpose area #1 (State Strategic Planning) focusses on developing, enhancing supporting, and/or institutionalizing a cross-cutting strategic planning process at the local, tribal, and state levels, involving all stakeholders, including crime victims.
Under this OVC-funded state strategic planning effort, Georgias Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) plans to create and implement a statewide strategic plan that will improve accessible victim services for every victim in Georgia. To achieve this goal, CJCC plans to hire an Operations Assistant in CJCCs Statistical Analysis Center and contract with a strategic planning consultant to lead the project. The three main objectives of the project are to develop and convene a statewide Strategic Planning Committee to guide the entire process; to conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment; and to develop a comprehensive statewide strategic plan for the next 3-5 years. CA/NCF