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UCPO Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy: "Project Direct"

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $824,256)

Through the FY 2018 Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victims Services and Technical Assistance Program, OVC seeks to support projects that will develop or enhance and sustain direct victim assistance service programs within law enforcement-based systems and better coordinate partnerships with community-based programs to serve the broader needs and rights of all crime victims. Funding under this program will support direct victim assistance service grants to state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in small, mid-sized, and large jurisdictions to hire staff to develop new or enhance existing law enforcement-based victim service programs. With this award,the County of Union will hire three dedicated advocates and one supervising advocate to establish a county-wide victim assistance program to support direct victim services and community engagement at the 21 local municipal police departments. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2018