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Deadline: June 9, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice: Service, Support & Justice – A Strategy to Enhance Law Enforcement Response to Victims Demonstration Project

In 2009, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released a national strategy and toolkit of implementation resources to support the enhancement of law enforcement’s response to victims of crime. Under the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV) initiative, funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), the strategy and resources were developed, pilot-tested, and validated over the course of several years. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, OVC is undertaking a comprehensive initiative to support the implementation and evaluation of the ELERV Strategy and toolkitthe Service, Support & Justice: A Strategy to Enhance Law Enforcement Response to Victims Initiative. The Initiative has three components. The demonstration project funded under this solicitation is one of the components. Under the demonstration project, OVC will competitively select three law enforcement agencies to implement the ELERV Strategy. IACP will provide intensive technical assistance to the sites, and the strategy and its implementation will be independently evaluated.

Amount: OVC anticipates that it will make up to three awards of up to $100,000 each for a 15-month project period. The Service, Support & Justice initiative is designed to span 5 years, with OVC potentially awarding three continuation grants to recipients, each for an additional 15 months, contingent upon funding availability and grantee performance in the prior phases, including participation with the evaluation.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, and tribal (federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) law enforcement agencies serving populations of 50,000 to 500,000.


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