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Alaska CARES CAC: Capacity-buidling Project for Family Advocate

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $600,000)

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing cooperative agreements for enhancement and expansion of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) to organizations that OJJDP designates. The purpose of this program is to increase the coverage and capacity of CAC services in Alaska for child victims of abuse. Alaska CARES, Alaska's largest CAC, proposes to use available funds to enhance advocacy services by adding a family care coordinator to provide victim advocacy and support. The proposed funding is expected to improve and enhance current delivery of services by providing victim and family advocacy. This service will allow a greater ability to individualize the advocacy and support necessary to facilitate healing and help children and families navigate the criminal justice system. Alaska CARES partners with the Anchorage Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, Southcentral Foundation, Office of Children's Services, the investigative units of the military, the healthcare community, childcare licensing, and the FBI. The project outcome is to minimize trauma in children, their families, and their caregivers; and provide education, support, and services to children, their families, and their caregivers to prevent further incidents of abuse. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020