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Stepping Stones to Resiliency

Award Information

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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 Center for Family Services, Inc. is funded under OVC FY2020 Enhancing Community Responses to America’s Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims. Center For Family Services’ Survivors of Drug Abuse proposes to increase access to trauma informed services for youth impacted by parental or familial addiction crisis. Survivors of Drug Abuse will address the impact of trauma children face due to living alongside additional and other substances in their homes. Children dealing with adverse experiences could face a lifetime of social, emotional, physical, and mental challenges if left unaddressed. The primary goal of Survivors of Drug Abuse is to support children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the addiction crisis by creating a safe environment to revisit their trauma and find relief from a range of reactions; re-establishing trusting relationships with adults; and supporting the efforts to become a survivor rather than a victim of their experience.


Date Created: October 22, 2020