Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $644,000)
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 Stanislaus Family Justice Center (SFJC) 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 Stanislaus County, California. Project partners include: Haven Women's Center, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, Stanislaus County District Attorney, Modesto Police Department, Stanislaus County Community Services Agency, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, Without Permission, Center for Human Services, Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, and the Parent Resource Center. Gary Bess Associates (BGA) will serve as the local evaluator on the project. CA/NCF