Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $200,000)
The purpose of this program is to enhance services to crime victims in linguistically specific communities by breaking down barriers that prevent millions of Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and limited English proficient (LEP) crime victims from accessing services after crime victimization. Organizations funded through this program will deliver victim-centered and trauma informed services to crime victims in linguistically-specific communities and expand the capacity to address the language access and service needs of all crime victims.
Specifically, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) will provide linguistically specific legal services and victim advocacy to LEP crime victims in the Greater Los Angeles area. LAFLA will also strengthen their outreach and services to victims by enhancing their website to include a video about their services in American Sign Language and will translate outreach materials and client forms into different languages needed in the Los Angeles area. CA/NCF
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- Increasing Post-Conviction Options and Access for Victims of Crime
- Protect Our Pets (Mini Category)will create and expand options for domestic violence victims with pets by providing support and other resources and training to Safe Futures community partners.