Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $666,666)
OVC released the Vision 21: A Pathway to Justice, Healing, and Hope: Addressing Polyvictimization in a Family Justice Center Setting Solicitation 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 Sonoma County Family Justice Center (SCFJC) 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 serving polyvictims in Sonoma County, California. Project partners include: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, the City of Santa Rosa Police Department, Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County, Council on Aging, the Inter-Tribal Council of California, Kaiser Foundation Health, Legal Aid of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division, the Sonoma County District Attorneys Office, the Sonoma County Human Services Department, the County of Sonoma Sheriffs Office, Verity, and the YWCA Sonoma County. Hatchuel Tabernik and Associates will serve as the local evaluator on the initiative. CA/NCF