Domestic Violence Awareness Month featured grant, organization
United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler recently announced the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women as the featured grant and grant recipient.
“This year, we provided STOP grants to 46 organizations in Indiana,” said Devon McDonald, ICJI executive director. “This funding will go a long way to shore up our criminal justice system and works to not only hold offenders accountable, but also help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault navigate the legal system.”
The STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Formula Grant Program) was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and reauthorized by subsequent legislation. The STOP Formula Grant Program encourages partnerships between law enforcement, prosecution, courts and victim services organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The goal of the grant program is to develop and strengthen law enforcement, prosecution and court strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services, including community-based, culturally specific services, in cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
For more information about this grant, call the Office on Violence Against Women at 1-202-307-6026 and ask for the Outreach and Communications Division.