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Criminal Justice Prevention and Victim Services

Jan 26 2018

The Office on Violence against Women is seeking applications for the Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations program (Underserved Program). This grant program is designed to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking in underserved populations. Survivors from underserved populations face challenges in accessing comprehensive and effective victim services, whether from the lack of inclusive, culturally relevant services that are accessible and fully can meet their needs, or because of their marginalization due to geographic location, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, racial and ethnic identity, or special needs (such as language barriers, disabilities, alienage status, or age). The result is that survivors from underserved communities often do not receive appropriate services. The Underserved Program supports projects to bridge these gaps. Funds may be used to: develop or enhance population-specific victim services for underserved survivors; develop or enhance outreach strategies to reach underserved populations; build the capacity of population specific organizations to provide services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; build the capacity of mainstream organizations to provide population-specific services; train and educate community partners and the criminal justice system on the needs of survivors from underserved populations; and develop culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for underserved survivors. However, this list is not exhaustive. Population-specific organizations and experts from the relevant underserved communities should be central to development and implementation of the proposed project.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $300,000 are available.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations that are: a) Deaf programs; b) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) organizations; c) religious minority organizations;

d)culturally specific organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks, or Hispanics proposing projects focused solely on sexual assault; and e) organizations that have received two continuation awards under the Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program).

Due Date: January 26, 2018

For more information, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298794

 


Jan 31 2018

The Mary Byron Project created the Celebrating Solutions Awards to showcase and applaud local innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of violence. The Project selects programs that can serve as models for the nation and offers cash awards in recognition of their pioneering efforts. There are two stages to the awards process. Stage one requires submission of a nomination form, program outline, and release. The program’s primary focus must address the issue of intimate partner violence. If the nomination advances to the second stage, applicants will be asked to provide additional information and letters of support. Nominations are judged by a panel of experts in criminal justice, health care, and public policy, and other disciplines that address intimate partner violence. 

Grant Amount: Awards are granted in the amount of $10,000.

Eligibility: The nominated program, the agency or organization, and the core components of the program being nominated must have been operating for a minimum of three years (established no later than December 31, 2013 for the 2017 award year.) The program must be in existence when the nomination is made. The program must be part of a non-profit 501(c) (3) or government agency.

Due Date: January 31, 2018

For more information, visit: http://www.marybyronproject.org/index.php/our-work/

 


Jan 31 2018

The Office on Violence against Women (OVW), through the Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Grant Program, seeks to enhance the safety of rural victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and support projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas. OVW welcomes applications that propose innovative solutions to achieving this goal and encourages collaboration among criminal justice agencies, victim services providers, social services agencies, health professionals, and other community organizations to overcome the problems of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities.

OVW also recognizes the richness of diversity in rural communities and areas across the country, and encourages applicants to implement innovative approaches, through capacity-building and partnerships, to address the critical needs of victims in a manner that affirms a victim’s culture, effectively addresses language and communication barriers, and ensures accessible services for all victims. Proposed projects must devote at least 70% of their project activities and budget to Rural Program purpose areas 1, 2 and/or 3(A). Applicants may apply to address purpose area 3(B), but no more than 30%1 of the project budget and activities may be dedicated to prevention and awareness activities. In addition to these purpose areas, Rural Program grantees must implement one or more strategies as outlined in the authorizing statute: 

  • Implementing, expanding, and establishing cooperative efforts and projects among law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other related parties to investigate and prosecute incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, including developing multidisciplinary teams focusing on high risk cases with the goal of preventing domestic and dating violence homicides;
  • Providing treatment, counseling, advocacy, legal assistance, and other long-term and short-term victim and population specific services to adult and minor victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in rural communities, including assistance in immigration matters;
  • Working in cooperation with the community to develop education and prevention strategies directed toward such issues; OVW may approve project budgets that allocate a higher than 30% for prevention and awareness activities where strong justification is provided by the applicant. 
  • Developing, enlarging, or strengthening programs addressing sexual assault, including sexual assault forensic examiner programs, Sexual Assault Response Teams, law enforcement training, and programs addressing rape kit backlogs; and
  • Developing programs and strategies that focus on the specific needs of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who reside in remote rural and geographically isolated areas, including addressing the challenges posed by the lack of access to shelters and victims services, limited law enforcement resources and training, and providing training and resources to Community Health Aides involved in the delivery of Indian Health Service programs.

 

Grant Amount: Grant amounts of up to $750,000 are available.

Eligibility: Eligible entities include:

 

  • States
  • Indian tribes
  • Territories
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofit (public or private) entities, including tribal nonprofit organizations

 

Due Date: January 31, 2018

For more information, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299476

 


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