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Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Provider

Award Information

Award #
2018-V3-GX-0088
Location
Awardee County
Montgomery
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$9,499,704

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $2,499,758)

OVC’s mission is to enhance the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. OVC achieves this mission, in part, by administering discretionary award programs supported by the federal Crime Victims Fund to develop innovative training and technical assistance, and to provide direct services to improve the overall quality of victim assistance. The purpose of the FY 2018 Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims is to address an urgent gap in crime victim services related to the opioid epidemic and to expand upon existing or establish new programs to provide services to children and youth who are victimized as a result of the opioid crisis. The overarching goal of this program is to support children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the opioid crisis by providing direct services and support to these young victims at a community or jurisdictional level.

With this award, JBS International, Inc. will provide a phased training and technical assistance (TTA) approach to support OVC-funded programs serving victims of the opioid epidemic that accounts for their stage of program development and progress, including core (universal), targeted (specialized), high-impact (intense intervention) TTA and data-to-outcomes performance management. JBS’ performance management approach tracks TTA delivery, engagement, and knowledge acquisition and application, while it measures changes in systems and the lives of children victimized by the opioid epidemic. JBS has partnered with allied organizations to provide innovative TTA support, including Generations United, National Association of Counsel for Children, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors: Center for Innovation in Trauma-Informed Approaches, and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

CA/NCF

OVC’s mission is to enhance the nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. OVC achieves this mission, in part, by administering discretionary award programs supported by the federal Crime Victims Fund to develop innovative training and technical assistance, and to provide direct services to improve the overall quality of victim assistance. The purpose of this solicitation is to address an urgent gap in crime victim services related to the opioid epidemic and to expand upon existing or establish new programs to provide services to children and youth who are victimized as the result of the opioid crisis. Projects selected under this solicitation will support service providers in expanding their current scope and expertise to ensure that children and youth—the most vulnerable victims impacted by the opioid crisis—are supported as they heal from the impact of crime and substance abuse.

With this award, JBS, International will provide an array of universal and targeted training and technical assistance to support grantee sites funded through OVC's Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims grant program. This support will enable local community sites expand upon existing or establish new programs to provide services to children and youth who are victimized as a result of the opioid crisis. Funding will ensure that funded sites are provided the critical and time-sensitive support needed to reach vulnerable crime victims as quickly as possible during this national crisis, establish and grow their proposed programs in accordance with federal regulations, and build a strong network of victim service providers across the nation. Funding will also support a public facing website that will be used to share information, promising practices, and emergent issues with communities across the nation that are struggling to respond to these crime victims without the support of a direct federal grant.
(CA/NCF)

OVC is seeking applications to support crime victims and to enhance community-driven responses to the current opioid crisis. Under Purpose Area 1, applicants will develop and execute plans to support children and youth directly at the community or jurisdictional level. Applicants are expected to work with an OVC-designated national training and technical assistance provider to further enhance these efforts and contribute to the growing body of knowledge about these issues and underscore successful practices. Under Purpose Area 2, applicants will develop and activate plans to support the Purpose Area 1 applicants on a national scale, to equip and support the community-based programs as they develop new initiatives or enhance existing efforts. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on June 6, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 10, 2018.

Date Created: September 25, 2018