Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $647,001)
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 Sojourner Family Peace Center (FPC) 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 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Project partners include: the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, Wraparound Milwaukee, Core El Centro, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County District Attorneys Office, and the Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Public Schools, Jewish Family Services, and Goodwill Industries. FPC will also partner with a local researcher to conduct a process evaluation of the project. CA/NCF