PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
PROTECTION OF PERSONS FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
173-B:21 Criteria for Selection of Direct Service Grantees.
The coordinator shall use all of the following criteria for selecting grantees:
I. A grantee's ability to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence as follows:
(a) Shelter or safe homes on a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week basis.
(b) A 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week switchboard for crisis calls.
(c) Temporary housing and food facilities.
(d) Psychological support and peer counseling.
(e) Referrals to existing services in the community and follow-up on the outcome of the referrals.
(f) A drop-in center to assist victims of domestic violence who have not yet made the decision to leave their homes, or who have found other shelter but who have a need for support services.
(g) Arrangements for school-aged children to continue their education during their stay at the center.
(h) Emergency transportation to a shelter and, when appropriate, arrangements with local law enforcement for assistance in providing such transportation.
(i) Trained court advocates and social service agency advocates to accompany domestic violence victims.
II. A grantee shall be a private or private nonprofit organization, or a public agency.
III. A grantee shall demonstrate the need for the services proposed by the program.
IV. A grantee shall establish its ability to secure community support and its efficiency of administration.
V. A grantee shall receive at least 50 percent of its funding from sources other than the fund, including town, city, county, federal, or private sources. Contributions in kind, whether material, commodities, transportation, office space, or personal services, may be evaluated and counted as part of the required non-state funding.
Source. 1999, 240:3, eff. Jan. 1, 2000.