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Denver Safe Start Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $248,088)

The Safe Start Promising Approaches Project will develop and support practice enhancements and innovations to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes and communities. The project will help communities implement collaborative and evidence-based practices across the services continuum for children and their families. Exposure to violence includes being a victim of violence or a witness to violence, and encompasses abuse, neglect or child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence. This program is authorized by Sections 261 and 262 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (42 USC 5665-5666).

The Denver Probation Juvenile & Family Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) will implement the Denver Safe Start project to identify, screen, assess, and treat the children of Denver drug court families for exposure to violence and the trauma that comes from parental and caregiver substance abuse and justice system involvement. The overall goal of the project is to prevent and reduce children's exposure to violence through a family- centered approach among the courts, probation, treatment providers & law enforcement.


Date Created: September 12, 2010