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U.S. Department of Justice: Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

Deadline: January 27, 2020

The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program encourages state, local, and tribal governments and courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system.

The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program includes 22 purpose areas (see solicitation for descriptions). The following categories illustrate the types of activities that fall within these purpose areas:

  1. Enhanced law enforcement responses, including centralized units, specialized training, improved arrest policies, and protection order enforcement (see purpose areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, and 19 in the solicitation)
  2. Targeted responses to sexual assault, including sexual assault response teams (SARTs), evidence collection and testing, and specialized policies, protocols, and training (see purpose areas 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 in the solicitation)
  3. Coordinated community responses, including multidisciplinary teams, comprehensive victim services and support centers (co-located services), and interdisciplinary policy development (see purpose areas 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 21, and 22 in the solicitation)
  4. Enhanced prosecution responses, including centralized units, specialized training, and policy and protocol development (see purpose areas 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, and 19 in the solicitation)
  5. Improved judicial handling of cases, including centralized courts and dockets, judicial education programs, and protection order issuance and tracking (see purpose areas 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, and 15 in the solicitation)

Amount: Approximately $30,000,000 is available to make up to 45 awards dependent upon purpose area, as follows:

For applicants addressing purpose areas 1-21, the award period is 36 months, with amounts dependent upon population:

  • $500,000 for projects with a service area population of up to 400,000
  • $750,000 for projects with a service area population of 400,001 to 700,000
  • $1,000,000 for projects with a service area population of 700,001 and above
  • $1,000,000 for statewide projects, regardless of service area population

For applicants addressing purpose area 22, the award period is 48 months, with amounts dependent upon population:

  • $750,000 for projects with a service area population of up to 400,000
  • $1,000,000 for projects with a service area population of 400,001 to 700,000
  • $1,250,000 for projects with a service area population of 700,001 and above
  • $1,250,000 for statewide projects, regardless of service area population

Eligibility: States; Indian tribal governments; state and local courts (including juvenile courts); units of local government; state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions that partner with a state, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government; and victim service providers that partner with a state, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322726

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