Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $300,000)
The overarching goal of this program is to deliver programming to address and be a partner to help stop the practice of FGM/C to women and girls at risk for FGM/C in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area (DMV), which has the second highest concentration of country, estimated at over 50,000. Project activities include (1) educating law enforcement, public health professionals, and educators on detecting at-risk girls in the DMV; (2) responding to victims (survivors) by providing appropriate services; and (3) forming an integrated community of care (ICC) network that is positioned to identify girls and families at risk. The project will create an ICC network to provide prevention and intervention services for FGM/C. Staff and partners will tailor a prevention program for each community of care based on their readiness to engage in the prevention of FGM/C.