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File #: 20-4478    Version: 1 Name: Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Type: Grant Award Status: Approved
File created: 9/28/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/22/2020 Final action: 10/22/2020
Title: PROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Office of the Chief Judge Grantee: Office of the Chief Judge Grantor: Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Cook County Justice for Family Project is to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence. Grant Amount: $650,000.00 Grant Period: 10/1/2020-9/30/2023 Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A Concurrences: The Budget Department has received all requisite documents and determined the fiscal impact on Cook County, if any. Summary: Circuit Court of Cook County utilizes the funds to 1) provide supervised visitation and safe exchange services; 2) create a Case Management/Resource Liaison position housed at the courthouse to explain available supervised visitation services to court litigants and judges and connect victims to legal and advocacy services; and 3) provide legal advice and assistance prepa...
Indexes: TIMOTHY C. EVANS, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County

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PROPOSED GRANT AWARD

 

Department:  Office of the Chief Judge

 

Grantee:  Office of the Chief Judge

 

Grantor:  Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

 

Request: Authorization to accept grant 

 

Purpose:  Cook County Justice for Family Project is to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence.

 

Grant Amount:  $650,000.00

 

Grant Period:  10/1/2020-9/30/2023

 

Fiscal Impact:  None 

 

Accounts: N/A

 

Concurrences:

The Budget Department has received all requisite documents and determined the fiscal impact on Cook County, if any.

 

Summary:  Circuit Court of Cook County utilizes the funds to 1) provide supervised visitation and safe exchange services; 2) create a Case Management/Resource Liaison position housed at the courthouse to explain available supervised visitation services to court litigants and judges and connect victims to legal and advocacy services; and 3) provide legal advice and assistance preparing motions for pro se litigants in collaboration with Loyola University Chicago, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women Network, and the Center for Advancing Domestic Peace.

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