Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $700,000)
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 Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. is funded under OVC FY2020 Enhancing Community Responses to Americas Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims. Mountain Comprehensive Care Center will provide evidence-based in-home treatment and recovery services that support 180 school-aged children/youth, ages 5-18, who are victimized as a result of the addiction crisis in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike Counties which comprise the Big Sandy region,
situated in rural eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. Services will include therapists will work with the service team (project staff, agency programs and identified agency/community providers), child/youth and family to develop a Person-Centered Plan (PCP)to identify behavioral health treatment and recovery supports; identify the person/agency responsible; identify intensity, frequency, and duration of intervention provided; and identify
types of adjunctive supports available (e.g., family services, case management, school resources, advocacy) and coordinate wraparound services with other agency and/or community resources (per informed consent). While the child/youth will be the primary client, treating the family as a whole will be part of a comprehensive approach with referrals made to MCCC outpatient clinics and partner organizations, as applicable, for family members to address their own needs. The PCP is holistic, strengths-based and works across partnering agencies to provide a comprehensive plan of care.