U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
06/16/22 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 06/23/22 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline.
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit or for-profit organization or IHE to place legal fellows in underserved communities to increase access to various legal services. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The awardee must select 20 fellows to be placed in underserved communities throughout the country, and must also provide intensive training and technical assistance to the legal fellows.
For over 20 years, OVC has funded various successful legal assistance programs, including crime victims’ rights clinics, coordinated legal networks that holistically meet the legal needs of survivors, and national programs that place attorneys at host organizations to represent crime victims. This program builds on these legal services grants and supports a coordinating lead organization to competitively select approximately 20 legal fellows to be hosted by organizations across the nation and located in underserved communities, particularly those in Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities, to provide civil legal services to victims of crime, including elders. In addition, intensive training and technical assistance (TTA) will be provided to the legal fellows to expand their knowledge on legal issues and victims’ rights enforcement, and to create opportunities for peer learning.
Fellowship expenses must include fellows’ stipends, fringe costs, and travel; language access (translation/interpretation); and direct assistance to clients to facilitate their participation in their legal actions (e.g., transportation/childcare expenses to attend court appointments, etc.).
Legal fellows will provide representation in civil and administrative proceedings, at the appellate level to enforce crime victims’ rights, and on collateral matters. Civil legal matters affecting a victim’s recovery may include, but are not limited to, housing, consumer finance, civil matters related to domestic violence/sexual assault, family law, fraud/identity theft, immigration, financial exploitation, and other matters related to victims’ rights and recovery. Tort and criminal defense matters are not allowed.
Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of civil legal representation and enforcement of crime victims’ rights; have the capacity to implement national projects; and have experience in engaging, representing, and/or collaborating with BIPOC communities.
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables: https://ovc.ojp.gov/funding/fy-2022/o-ovc-2022-171291.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 202890
Up to $5,000,000
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/22 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration: 36 months
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For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only), or by email at email@example.com. The OVC/OJP Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., eastern time Monday–Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the solicitation closing date.
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