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Enhancing community responses to children and youth crime victims of the addiction crisis in rural Western North Carolina.

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $700,000)

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 America’s Drug Crisis to support direct services to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the nation’s addiction crisis.

This award made to Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Alliance is funded under OVC FY2020 Enhancing Community Responses to America’s Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims. The Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Alliance, serving far Western North Carolina, will implement a direct services and support program for children and youth (ages birth through adolescence) who are crime victims as a result of the addiction crisis.
Using a collaborative based approach, on-site therapists will provide evidence based treatment, animal assisted therapy, and referral for substance abuse and addictions treatment for adults, family members, or caregivers who are impacting the life of the child victim. The 30th Alliance will provide mental health services, parent/ child education and the community partners will provide support and resources for those in need of addiction services. The 30th Alliance will also provide training in trauma informed response, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and will assist community providers in the development of treatment plans that will strengthen the family unit. Evidence based treatment will include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and animal assisted therapy utilizing three certified therapy dogs.


Date Created: October 22, 2020