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To improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and enforce state and local laws - The Women's Center, Vienna, VA.

1 recipient will receive $296,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 226
Description: For this project the Women's Center (hereafter referred to as the Center) will apply the best possible research methods to obtain reliable data that can be used to improve the coordinated community response. The project will take a multi-faceted approach to identifying barriers to women's use of the domestic violence system, using samples from a whole population of women and different elicitation tools to obtain information about underserved needs. The project will test the validity of national-level data through comparison with the project's county-level findings. Special attention will be paid to observing cultural forces that encourage violence against women. Services provided by this project include education through the Center's Domestic Violence Resource Room, domestic violence Web pages, and educational workshops. Victim advocacy and support services will be provided to at least 50 additional clients through the Center's advocate program operating in two counties. Advocacy services will include a cell-phone service, whereby women will be able to place non-emergency calls and receive information and assistance from the Center's advocates. The target area for this project is Arlington County, Virginia. The target population includes females age 12 and above who may or may not be victims of domestic violence and the general public. This grant, plus additional funding from foundations, corporations and individuals, has established the Center as a vital resource for these victims. The Center's 2003 BJA discretionary grant is enabling them to establish and grow an advocate program to provide one-on-one assistance to clients, and launch a community needs assessment. A 2004 BJA grant allows the Center to reach more victims through educational and advocacy programs while expanding the reach of the needs assessment. For 2005, the Center will use the grant funds to continue supporting staff dedicated to their domestic violence programs.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
The Womens Center (198621070) $296 Non-Profit
Vienna, VA
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $300,000 for The Women's Center in Vienna, VA;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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