OJJDP FY 16 VOCA Regional Children Advocacy Center Program

Children’s advocacy centers provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from community agencies and professionals involved with intervention, prevention, prosecution, and investigation systems that respond to child abuse



The program objectives of a CAC are to:
âAssist communities in developing child-focused, community-oriented, facility-based programs to improve the resources available to child victims and families.

Provide support for nonoffending family members.

Enhance coordination among community agencies and professionals involved in the intervention, prevention, prosecution, and investigation systems that respond to child abuse cases.

Train physicians and other healthcare and mental healthcare professionals in the multidisciplinary approach to child abuse.

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: $5,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
The Victims of Child Abuse Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers program supports four regional centers, one situated within each of the four U.S. Census regions.

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are limited to local public and private nonprofit children’s advocacy center agencies and organizations that can demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of experience providing regional or national training and technical assistance to a wide range of multidisciplinary professionals and others (including children’s advocacy center staff) with respect to the judicial handling and investigative response to child abuse and neglect cases.

For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C.

511(a) are not eligible to apply.

OJJDP welcomes applications from two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients.

The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire program.

Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals.

OJJDP may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

For additional eligibility information, see Section C.

Eligibility Information.

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