Department of Justice announces nearly $225 million in grants to support coordinated community responses to domestic and sexual violence on 28th anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

28e anniversary of the initial authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Department of Justice announced $224.9 million in grants to improve victim services and justice solutions for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and harassment. Since adopting VAWA, the United States has monumentally transformed the way communities and systems such as law enforcement, courts, prosecutions, and service providers effectively respond to the needs of survivors. The funding, allocated through VAWA and administered by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), has helped communities implement policies and practices that protect and honor survivors.

“For nearly three decades, VAWA has enabled the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to provide critical support to help empower survivors, hold offenders accountable, and keep communities safe,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The grants we are announcing today represent the Department’s renewed commitment to work alongside our partners across the country – victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts and community organizations – to address the gender-based violence crisis with the urgency it demands.

Recipients can use grants to provide vital services to hundreds of thousands of survivors each year, improve investigations and prosecutions, reach survivors in rural communities, and leverage services from statewide coalitions responsible for supporting local programs with training and coordination of services.

  • A total of $140,466,152 has been awarded in all 50 states and 6 territories under the STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women formula grants to develop and strengthen the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women and to improve direct services for survivors.
  • To provide the economic stability essential to ending the violence, 73 grants totaling $36,195,932 will provide housing and related supportive services to survivors and their children through the Transitional Housing Program.
  • OVW’s Rural Program has awarded a total of $33,404,213 to support 44 projects specifically designed to prevent and respond to these crimes in rural areas and promote safety and healing for survivors. The funding supports collaboration between victim advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel and community leaders to reach survivors and their families whose safety may be further compromised by geographic isolation.
  • Eighty-seven grants totaling $14,887,922, awarded through the State and Territory Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions program, will help state and territory coalitions expand the capacity of local domestic violence and assault programs services, to identify service gaps statewide, and to coordinate state, local, and territorial systems to meet the needs of survivors.

“The grants announced today represent the Department of Justice’s commitment to continuing the progress VAWA has made over the past three decades,” Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco said. “They help ensure that survivors who report abuse are met with competent, compassionate professionals who have the resources, training and institutional support to do their job.”

“The projects funded by the grants announced today create community-wide partnerships that help break the cycle of violence using holistic and innovative approaches,” said Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. “An effective response to gender-based violence requires the engagement of justice and health professionals, victim advocates, culturally specific service providers, forensic pathologists and educators, among others. It takes all of us to bring a real change.

“In communities across the country, VAWA has literally opened doors for millions of individuals and families who have experienced violence and needed a safe place to go,” said the acting director of the ‘OVW, Allison Randall. “Grants awarded today help keep those doors open and create new pathways to a life free of violence through innovative interventions that stay in tune with the dynamic needs of survivors, especially for survivors in rural communities and communities. historically underserved populations.”

The OVW provides leadership in developing the country’s capacity to reduce violence through the implementation of the VAWA and subsequent legislation. Established in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies and practices to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and harassment. In addition to overseeing federal grant programs, OVW undertakes initiatives in response to special needs identified by communities facing acute challenges. Learn more at www.justice.gov/ovw.

28e anniversary of the initial authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Department of Justice announced $224.9 million in grants to improve victim services and justice solutions for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and harassment. Since adopting VAWA, the United States has monumentally transformed the way communities and systems such as law enforcement, courts, prosecutions, and service providers effectively respond to the needs of survivors. The funding, allocated through VAWA and administered by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), has helped communities implement policies and practices that protect and honor survivors.

“For nearly three decades, VAWA has enabled the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to provide critical support to help empower survivors, hold offenders accountable, and keep communities safe,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The grants we are announcing today represent the Department’s renewed commitment to work alongside our partners across the country – victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts and community organizations – to address the gender-based violence crisis with the urgency it demands.

Recipients can use grants to provide vital services to hundreds of thousands of survivors each year, improve investigations and prosecutions, reach survivors in rural communities, and leverage services from statewide coalitions responsible for supporting local programs with training and coordination of services.

  • A total of $140,466,152 has been awarded in all 50 states and 6 territories under the STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women formula grants to develop and strengthen the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women and to improve direct services for survivors.
  • To provide the economic stability essential to ending the violence, 73 grants totaling $36,195,932 will provide housing and related supportive services to survivors and their children through the Transitional Housing Program.
  • OVW’s Rural Program has awarded a total of $33,404,213 to support 44 projects specifically designed to prevent and respond to these crimes in rural areas and promote safety and healing for survivors. The funding supports collaboration between victim advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel and community leaders to reach survivors and their families whose safety may be further compromised by geographic isolation.
  • Eighty-seven grants totaling $14,887,922, awarded through the State and Territory Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions program, will help state and territory coalitions expand the capacity of local domestic violence and assault programs services, to identify service gaps statewide, and to coordinate state, local, and territorial systems to meet the needs of survivors.

“The grants announced today represent the Department of Justice’s commitment to continuing the progress VAWA has made over the past three decades,” Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco said. “They help ensure that survivors who report abuse are met with competent, compassionate professionals who have the resources, training and institutional support to do their job.”

“The projects funded by the grants announced today create community-wide partnerships that help break the cycle of violence using holistic and innovative approaches,” said Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. “An effective response to gender-based violence requires the engagement of justice and health professionals, victim advocates, culturally specific service providers, forensic pathologists and educators, among others. It takes all of us to bring a real change.

“In communities across the country, VAWA has literally opened doors for millions of individuals and families who have experienced violence and needed a safe place to go,” said the acting director of the ‘OVW, Allison Randall. “Grants awarded today help keep those doors open and create new pathways to a life free of violence through innovative interventions that stay in tune with the dynamic needs of survivors, especially for survivors in rural communities and communities. historically underserved populations.

The OVW provides leadership in developing the country’s capacity to reduce violence through the implementation of the VAWA and subsequent legislation. Established in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies and practices to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and harassment. In addition to overseeing federal grant programs, OVW undertakes initiatives in response to special needs identified by communities facing acute challenges. Learn more at www.justice.gov/ovw.