Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $699,997)
OVCs mission is to enhance the nations 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 Americas Drug Crisis to support direct services to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the nations addiction crisis.
This award made to Easter Seals, Michigan is funded under OVC FY2020 Enhancing Community Responses to Americas Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims.Easter Seals Michigan will enhance a comprehensive direct treatment service model for youths who are crime victims (e.g. child abuse or neglect, physical or sexual assault, domestic/family violence) and may have been impacted by the Nations Addiction Crisis. The program is designed to serve children and their parents/caregivers from pre-natal through 18 years of age. The program will include screening, early intervention and treatment services for children and their parents/caregivers.