OJJDP FY 19 Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA) Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors

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Funding Opportunity ID: 313118
Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2019-14929
Opportunity Title: OJJDP FY 19 Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA) Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 16.758
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to organizations that have a broad representation of attorneys who prosecute criminal cases in state courts and have demonstrated experience in providing training and technical assistance for prosecutors. For purposes of this solicitation, an organization with “broad representation” of attorneys refers to attorneys who are currently employees of the applicant organization, paid consultants, and/or attorneys from partner/subrecipient agencies. Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purposes of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. § 511(a) are not eligible to apply.
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-OJJDP
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Posted Date: Feb 20, 2019
Close Date: Apr 22, 2019
Last Updated Date: Feb 20, 2019
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $900,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The OJJDP FY 2019 Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Act Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors program will fund a national training and technical assistance program for attorneys and others who are involved in the criminal prosecution of child abuse to enhance the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of such crimes. The successful applicant will be required to provide training and technical assistance that includes information regarding improved child interview techniques, thorough investigative methods, interagency coordination, and effective presentation of evidence in court, including the use of alternative courtroom procedures. This training and technical assistance program will address a wide range of topics related to improving the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect. Training and technical assistance will be provided to prosecutors who prosecute child abuse cases in juvenile and adult courts. The training and technical assistance program will address emerging topics in the field, such as serial child torture, abusive head trauma, prosecution of abusive burn cases, drowned child cases, and defending the forensic interview at trial.
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