PCADV will be hosting two webinars on Friday, March 15 for program fiscal, development and other staff who may be involved in the crafting of proposals to PCADV for FY 2019/20.
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PCADV Seeks Independent Review Committee Members
PCADV is seeking applicants for Independent Review Committee (IRC)Members to evaluate and score proposals for domestic violence services funding. Four competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued on March 1, 2019. Funding to awarded recipients will be effective July 1, 2019.
Four (4) IRCs will be established to review proposals for the following:
Core Services Funds are used to support access to services and shelter to adult and child survivors of domestic violence. This includes 24-hour hotline services, safety planning, counseling and support, legal advocacy and accompaniment, transportation,emergency shelter, public education, prevention, trainings and systems advocacy.
Medical Advocacy Program (MAP) Funding for MAP will support the development, implementation and/or enhancement of efforts which seek to improve overall healthcare and medical system response to all victims and survivors of domestic violence. This includes: Training and technical assistance to medical professionals; development of relationships with medical institutions, providers and allied professionals to improve the medical systems response to domestic violence survivors seeking treatment, and; direct services to victims/survivors within a healthcare setting.
Civil Legal Representation (CLR) Initiative Funding for CLR will support the provision of free legal services to victims of domestic violence by attorneys who understand how domestic violence precludes many victims from receiving access to powerful and lifesaving tools that the justice system has to offer. CLR programs operate to increase the availability of expert representation for victims, which will serve to save lives and promote self-sufficiency among victims.
Culturally Specific Project (CSP) Funding for the CSP will support the provision of collaborative outreach and services to an unserved/underserved culturally or linguistically specific community.
Reviewers are expected to possess a high level of established expertise within one or more of the disciplines noted above. Examples of this could include work within the victim services field, as an attorney who has provided civil legal services to vulnerable populations, persons working with or on behalf of culturally/linguistically specific populations, advocates with solid experience in establishing trainings/systems advocacy and social change activities to better meet the needs of victims/survivors, or successful nonprofit grants and contracts management. An honorarium will be provided. Current staff, volunteers or board members of PCADV-funded programs are not eligible to apply.
Reviewers will be required to complete a conflict of interest statement as part of the application process. Declared personal or professional conflicts can be managed to an extent; however, if a conflict is declared or becomes known that influences or is seen to influence a particular outcome, the reviewer will not be utilized.
Persons interested in reviewing proposals should submit their resume, contact information, and areas of interest (from the four proposal areas), to email@example.com.
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Learn more about the Lethality Assessment Program
More than 1,400 Pennsylvanians sought assistance from local domestic violence service centers last year as a result of a new screening tool that helps identify victims who are at greatest danger of being killed or seriously injured by their abusive partner. It’s called the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP), and beginning today, anyone can access aggregate data from the program.
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