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What’s New, What’s Happening


Stay up to date on the latest news and announcements from OVW, the Administration, the field, and the nation. Check out spotlight events and activities to attend virtually or in person. Interested in funding opportunities? Explore solicitations and calls for proposals from OVW, partners, and stakeholders.

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New Criminal Justice-Focused Funding from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

OVW’s Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (Improving Criminal Justice Responses [ICJR] Program) encourages partnerships between state, local, and tribal governments; law enforcement; courts; victim service providers; coalitions; and rape crisis centers to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations. The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program challenges the community to work collaboratively to identify problems and share ideas that will result in new responses to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.  Check out the new FY 2022 ICJR funding opportunity (JustGrants closing on April 28) at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1484476/download.

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FY2022 Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Open Solicitations

Visit often to stay up to date on the latest funding opportunities from OVW. Sign up to be notified when a new solicitation is released.

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Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs that Support Law Enforcement: Listing and Funding FY2022

This flyer outlines programs funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) that support law enforcement (and FY2022 funding, if applicable), including:

  • Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program
  • Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training Program
  • Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP)
  • Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program
  • Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative
  • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
  • Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Program
  • Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Program
  • Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy
  • Justice Counts
  • Kevin and Avonte Program
  • Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery
  • Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Program
  • National Public Safety Partnership
  • National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)
  • Officer Robert Wilson III Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative
  • Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods
  • Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA Program
  • Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program
  • Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor
  • Regional Sexual Assault Investigative Training Academies
  • Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative
  • Smart Policing Initiative (SPI)
  • Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program
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Justice Department Applauds Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco, and Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta today applauded the reauthorization of  the Violence Against Women Act as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, which President Joe Biden signed into law this week.

“Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are serious violations of criminal law that demand our sustained attention and action,” said Attorney General Garland.  “The Department of Justice welcomes the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and will continue to use the resources at our disposal to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and provide critical services for survivors.”

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Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks Via Webinar Announcing Two New Resources for Law Enforcement from Office on Violence Against Women

On February 24, 2022, at the launch of LETTAC and DV RISC, two new survivor-centered resources, Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta said “We cannot reduce, prevent or end violence without providing law enforcement agencies with the tools, training and resources they need."