Grant Details

STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program (Virginia)

 
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    CFDA#

    16.588
     

    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

    Summary

    The Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (STOP) program promotes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice system's response to violent crimes against women and encourages the development and strengthening of effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to address violent crimes against women and the development and strengthening of victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.

    The goal of the Virginia Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (V-STOP) Violence Against Women grant program is to establish programs that enhance the criminal justice systems response to violence against women by promoting the identification, apprehension, prosecution and adjudication of persons committing violent crimes against women. In addition, VSTOP will also support programs that develop and enhance victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.  

    Grant funds must be used to address one or more of the following purpose areas:
    1. Developing, installing, or expanding data collection and communication systems, including computerized systems, linking police, prosecutors, and courts or for the purpose of identifying, classifying, and tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions, and convictions for violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence.
    2. Training law enforcement officers, judges, other court personnel, and prosecutors to more effectively identify and respond to violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence. Training can now include information related to non-immigrant status (specifically T and U visas).  
    3. Developing and implementing more effective police, court, and prosecution policies, protocols, orders, and services specifically devoted to preventing, identifying, and responding to violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence. Protocols and policies that address the appropriate treatment of victims is now included.  
    4. Developing, implementing, and strengthening Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) or Coordinated Community Response Teams (CCRT) for addressing and responding to sexual violence.
    5. Develop and strengthen policies, protocols, best practices, and training for law enforcement agencies and prosecutors relating to the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases and the appropriate treatment of victims.
    6. Develop, enhance, or strengthen prevention and educational programming to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. (No more than 5% of the total award can be used towards prevention efforts).
     
    The following priority areas have been identified and applicants that address one or more of these areas will be given priority in funding:
    • Development of law enforcement model policies for best practices in investigating and responding to victims of sexual/domestic violence and stalking;
    • Developing training curricula for law enforcement, prosecutors, and/or advocates on trauma-informed responses to victims of sexual/domestic violence and stalking;
    • Conduct training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and/or victim advocates on trauma-informed responses to victims of sexual/domestic violence and stalking;
    • Develop local and/or regional Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) or Coordinated Community Response Teams (CCRT); and
    • Policy development and training for evidence-based investigation and prosecution.
     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Ineligible activities and cost items include, but are not limited to:

    • Lobbying and administrative advocacy;
    • Construction or physical modification to buildings;
    • Law enforcement equipment such as uniforms, safety vests, shields and weapons;
    • Substance abuse counseling for victims;
    • Purchase or real estate or vehicles;
    • Research Projects

    Contacts

    Patricia Foster

    Patricia Foster
    DCJS Grants Administration 1100 Bank Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 371-8634
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants include Virginia units of local government, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, faith-based and community-based victim service organizations providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by September 18, 2018. A similar deadline is anticipated in 2020.

    Award Details

    The FY 2018 allocation to the state of Virginia was $3,596,406. Individual awards may be up to $40,000 per year. Cost sharing/matching of 25% is required. Awards will extend 24-months, from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.

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