Establishing a Family Justice Center in Moldova

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Funding Opportunity ID: 309610
Opportunity Number: INL19GR0004-EAFAM-MOLDOVAN-10162018
Opportunity Title: Establishing a Family Justice Center in Moldova
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.703
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: (U.S. based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or private/state educational institutions
Agency Code: DOS-INL
Agency Name: Department of State
Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2018
Close Date: Dec 17, 2018
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2018
Award Ceiling: $800,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau has supported numerous projects for several years to address domestic and gender-based violence. For example, local nongovernmental organizations received grants from INL to provide training for police officers, prosecutors, and judges on processing criminal cases and better assisting victims. The U.S. Embassy also organized public outreach campaigns to raise awareness about domestic and gender-based violence. To support further progress in Moldova, the U.S. Department of State has allocated $800,000 USD in FY 2017 Rule of Law Funds for a project to establish a Family Justice Center in Moldova. A Family Justice Center (FJC) is a non-residential specialized facility which co-locates inter-disciplinary services in one location for survivors of violence, trauma, and abuse. The United States Department of Justice has recognized Family Justice Centers as a best practice in meeting the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Congress recognized the importance of the Family Justice Center model by creating a “purpose area” for Family Justice Centers in the Violence against Women Act in 2005. Family Justice Centers now exist in 40 states in the U.S. and in more than 20 countries around the world. The Government of Moldova expressed interest in further cooperation on the development of a pilot Family Justice Center in Moldova.
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