Legal Assistance for Victims Program FAQs

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Yes, this attorney’s grant-funded time is reported as an FTE.

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Yes, all contracted staff that receive grant funds to conduct grant-funded activities are converted to an FTE value.  Report the FTE value that reflects the percentage of the attorney’s time or salary that is grant-funded, and report the attorney’s grant-funded activities in Section D.

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Please check with your program specialist.

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If the law students are receiving grant-funded training, report the students in the training section as pre-professional law students.  In addition, if the students are volunteering in the clinic, report their activities in q.33 located in Section D Victim Services.

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Section C1 only reflects the training of professionals or volunteers acting as professionals.  Do not report community members, community groups, congregation members, parents, or victims/survivors. Additionally, do not report students unless they are pre-professional, such as medical, legal, nursing, MSW students or police cadets.  In this case, pre-professional students can be reported in the appropriate professional category.

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Yes, this purpose area was removed from the LAV Program in the 2013 Reauthorization of VAWA.  All grants funded in 2014 and later should skip section C1.

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Yes!

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If both the parent and child are victims, and separate POs are requested, report both in q.27 and both outcomes in q.30.

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If one PO was requested for both the parent and child, then report only one in q.27 and report the outcome(s) in q.30.

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In this example, report the victim as served if they received all of the LAV-funded services they requested during the reporting period, even if their case is ongoing.

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Report those victims in the age 13-17 category and use q.29 narrative to detail the number of victims aged 11-12 that were served.

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The parent needs to be a victim/survivor of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to be served using LAV grant funds.

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Report an immigration case in each reporting period that you use grant funds to provide assistance. So if a case is inactive during a reporting period and you do not use grant funds to provide other services to the victim, then do not report that victim or that inactive case for that period.

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Mentored” usually implies a level of support and guidance provided to attorneys and law students to ensure competent representation.   This is normally provided by a more experienced attorney.

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Coordinated” usually means, for example, that someone is maintaining a database, communicating with potential pro bono attorneys, making referrals, following up regarding case status, etc. This might be done by an attorney or by support staff.

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If you receive LAV funds to recruit, train, mentor and coordinate pro bono attorneys, then report these activities in q.32.  If LAV-funded staff are integrally involved in the activities of pro-bono attorneys, you may report cases in q.27 and their outcomes in q.30.  Otherwise, you may report the outcomes of cases handled by pro-bono attorneys in q.35.

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