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SPD 2020 Homeless Victim Specialist Program

Award Information

Award #
2020-V3-GX-0130
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$270,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $270,000)

This grant award made to City of Salisbury, is funded under OVC FY 2020 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program, Purpose Area 1: Small-Agency, which is designed to develop or enhance and sustain crime victim specialist programs within law enforcement agencies and better coordinate services to victims to more quickly and more effectively serve the victim assistance and compensation needs of all crime victims and inform them of their rights as crime victims. The grantee will will hire a department-based Homeless Victim Specialist Program Coordinator to help reduce the number of criminal incidents involving homeless persons. The project will serve the homeless population within the Salisbury city limits. Intervention services for homeless victims is necessary to improve the treatment of crime victims in this population by providing referrals to services necessary to support and aid victims throughout the criminal justice process. Homeless victims will be assessed by the Coordinator, and SPD will track the individual's needs and service delivery. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020