CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING AGENCY
Recovery Act FY 2009 Victim Assistance Formula grant program. The two programs that were awarded funding under the VOCA Recovery Act are the Guma Esperansa, a nonprofit shelter for victims of crime and the Community Guidance Center, a mental health service provider.
Guma Esperansa the only women?s shelter in the Northern Marianas hired one fulltime shelter staff to help operate, manage and help victims that are referred to the shelter.
The Community Guidance Center (CGC) is the only Mental Health service provider in the Northern Marianas. This specific grant program provides direct counseling service to all victims of crime. Under the VOCA Recovery Act grant, the program hired one full time victim of crime counselor.