Children Exposed to Violence

Every year, millions of children and adolescents in the United States are victimized and exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods.

Child victims of or witnesses to violence may suffer devastating consequences beyond physical harm, which may include attachment difficulties,
regressive behavior, anxiety, depression, and aggression.

When these problems go unaddressed, children are at greater risk for school failure, substance abuse, repeat victimization, delinquency, gang involvement, and criminal behavior during adulthood.

In short, mitigating children?s exposure to violence is central to breaking the cycle of violence.

The Children Exposed to Violence program builds on and incorporates the knowledge gained through research, programs, and demonstration initiatives that have addressed the problem of children exposed to violence over the past decade.

The Program features a comprehensive effort to identify successful policies and practices that address the trauma as well as harm that children exposed to violence experience in their homes, communities, and schools.

The Program supports prevention, intervention, treatment, and community organizing, and professional as well as public education strategies to implement a comprehensive continuum of care for children and teens, from birth through age 17, who have been exposed to violence.

The ultimate goals of the Children Exposed to Violence Program are to reduce the frequency and severity of violence, reduce the short- and long-term traumatic impact of violence, increase community safety and accountability, improve the response to children exposed to violence, improve the safety and well-being of children, and create a national dialogue on the issue of children exposed to violence.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
California State University Auxiliary Services, Inc $ 1,270,000   2015-10-012018-09-30
Civics First, Inc.-$ 533   2013-10-012017-03-31
University System Of New Hampshire $ 439,498   2015-10-012016-12-31
Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York $ 1,641,289   2010-10-012016-03-31
Rand Corporation, The $ 4,946,432   2010-10-012015-09-30
University System Of New Hampshire $ 3,122,736   2010-10-012014-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

On the basis of a yearly appropriation and sufficient funds, the use of the funds may be in support of prevention, intervention, treatment, and community organizing strategies to implement a comprehensive continuum of care for children and teens, from birth through age 17, who have been exposed to violence.

100% of the funds are used for discretionary activities in support of program implementation.

As this is a discretionary grant programs, 100% of the funds are used for discretionary activities in support of program implementation.

100% of the funds are used for discretionary activities in support of program implementation.

As this is a discretionary grant programs, 100% of the funds are used for discretionary activities in support of program implementation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Not applicable.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.

Credentials/Documentation

Generally applicant documentation includes the Standard Form 424 (SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance), a program narrative, budget detail worksheet, and budget narrative. There also are a number of certifications that may be required, and other elements, as specified in the program announcement. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov (www.grants.gov) or the DOJ?s Grants Management System (GMS) (https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov). Each program announcement will specify which system should be used for that program and will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding. Applicants are generally required to register and create a profile in GMS.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies by project.

Appeals

Generally, not applicable but See 28 CFR Part 18.

Renewals

See applicable program announcement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: see applicable program announcement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports as well as quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 C.F.R. Part 200 at Subpart F - Audit Requirements (Sec. 200.500 - 200.507) as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.

Records

All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be retained for a period of three (30 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information, see Uniform Administrative Requirements 2 C.F.R. § 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0404-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $6,870,798; FY 17 est $8,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards may range up to $2.5 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Children Exposed to Violence Program solicitations, Office of Justice Programs? Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.gov/financial guide/DOJ/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf), , applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office of Justice Programs U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202-616-3637

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Varies by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by OJJDP and applicable laws.



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