Countywide coordination of sexual trauma response services

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.Low utilization of and follow-up with medical and psychological services puts sexual assault and abuse victims at risk for short and long-term negative health outcomes. The purpose of this project is to: (1) utilize a 24-hour/7-day crisis hotline to provide information and track calls on sexual assault and abuse; (2) establish a county-wide coordinating structure for capturing and disseminating information; (3) use case managers and outreach workers to ensure that follow-up for medical and psychiatric treatment occurs for a minimum of one year; and (4) increase awareness of primary care providers, emergency room staff, and the general public to the problem through community presentations, education, and policy development. The grantee expects to reduce fragmentation and duplication in the system, improve services, and develop accurate data on county incidence of sexual trauma.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 5/25/1994

Time frame: 6/1/1994 - 8/31/1996

Grant Number: 24124


Jersey City Medical Center

574 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, 07306-2708


Leigh Baillie
Project Director