OJJDP FY 2012 Court-Appointed Special Advocates Membership and Accreditation Program

The Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, as amended (Public Law 101-647), mandates that all abused and neglected children involved in dependency proceedings receive timely, sensitive, and effective advocacy.

The Act states that every victim of child abuse or neglect in the United States that needs

credit:


one shall have a court-appointed special advocate.

The Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program ensures that abused and neglected children receive high quality representation in dependency court hearings.

The successful applicant will provide assistance and membership and accreditation services to regional, state, and local CASA organizations that support volunteer advocates who represent abused and neglected children in dependency hearings and will partner with other public and private child welfare system stakeholders at the local, state, regional, and national levels.

This program is authorized by the Victims of Child Abuse Act, 42 U.S.C.

13011, et seq.
Related Programs

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Department of Justice


Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: Not Available


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Announcement

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations).

As set forth in the authorizing language in 42 U.S.C.

Section 13013, the successful applicant: ―(A) shall be a national organization that has broad membership among court-appointed special advocates and has demonstrated experience in grant administration of court-appointed special advocate programs and in providing training and technical assistance to court-appointed special advocate programs; or (B) may be a local public or not-for-profit agency that has demonstrated the willingness to initiate, sustain, and expand a court-appointed special advocate program.

OJJDP welcomes joint applications from two or more eligible applicants; however, one applicant must be clearly indicated as the primary applicant (for correspondence, award, and management purposes) and the others indicated as co-applicants.



Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2012/CASAMembershipAccreditation.pdf

Contact:
For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Justice Information Center (JIC) at 1–877–927–5657, via e-mail to JIC@telesishq.com, or by live Web chat. JIC hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., e

Agency Email Description:
E-mail

Agency Email:
JIC@telesishq.com

Date Posted:
2012-03-27

Application Due Date:
2012-05-14

Archive Date:
2012-06-13


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