Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $389,241)
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 Cleveland Division of Police will establish a new direct victim assistance program that will better coordinate partnerships with community-based programs to better serve the needs of all crime victims through the hiring of hire two full-time Victim Service Navigators. The two Victim Navigators will be housed at Police Headquarters, under the oversight of Field Operations (which includes Community Policing and the Neighborhood Police Districts).