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PCADV Seeks Independent Review Committee Members

March 1, 2019

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