Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $99,994)
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 primary activities will include: training, technical assistance, capacity building, product development to enhance social media presence, and improving data collection practices while ensuring a strong commitment to VAWA confidentiality principles. The project will support a Data Quality Project Coordinator (50%), who will be responsible for implementing the project, the Project Protect Coordinator (4%) who will provide data analysis and social media content development activities, and the Director of Training (2%) who will oversee the project and related activities. KCADV will also further systems advocacy focused on data collection requirements through relationships with major state and federal funders. Grant funding also would support the development of three data reports, two network needs assessments, and technical assistance from the creator of KCADVs database. CA/NCF