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OVC FY2018 Building State Technology Capacity-Database, Grant Tools and Training Modules

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $750,000)

The Building State Technology Capacity program better serves victims by allowing SAAs to leverage technology in the focus areas listed above. As society turns more and more to innovative technology, victim service providers and VOCA state administering agencies must be prepared to respond to this rapid evolution by developing organizational capacity to not only support their organization's data collection needs, but also to support victims of crime in new and varied ways that protect the victims' rights, and enhance their safety and confidentiality.

The project will (1) Develop two, one hour training modules for Iowa’s online Victim Training Academy, (2) Purchase, configure & implement a new Grant Management System (GMS) for the Victim Service Support(VSS) Program, (3) Convert the VSS Grant Manual to a user-friendly, web-based grant manual complete with portals for victims, sub-recipients, providers and the general public and (4) Collaborate with the Iowa Division of Criminal & Juvenile Justice Planning (Iowa’s Statistical Analysis Center)(CJJP) to explore using technology to improve administrative efficiencies and to examine the release of more interactive, usable data. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2018