Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $648,869)
OVC released the Vision 21: A Pathway to Justice, Healing, and Hope: Addressing Polyvictimization in a Family Justice Center Setting to establish a demonstration initiative focused on developing a special polyvictimization program model within Family Justice Centers (FJC) and other comprehensive co-located services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Through this initiative, a specialized trauma-informed polyvictimization screening tool will be developed and offered to both adults and children receiving services at the FJCs, followed by the provision of the wide range of services needed to address survivors complete history of current and past experiences with violence.
With this award, the Mayors Fund to Advance New York City (the Mayors Fund) will participate as one of six demonstration sites to develop models for addressing polyvictimization within FJCs or similar co-located services models with the goal of developing a new screening tool and expanding services for polyvictims seeking services at the New York City Family Justice Center in Queens, New York. Project parters include: The New York City Mayors Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV), the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, Safe Horizon, Voces Latinas, the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program, and Sanctuary for Families. CA/NCF