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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.
OVW Fiscal Year 2024 Enhancing Investigation and Prosecution of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (EIP) Initiative
The Enhancing Investigation and Prosecution (EIP) Initiative is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, Pub. L. No. 117-328, 136 Stat. 4459, 4530-31 (2022). This initiative is designed to promote, and evaluate, effective policing and prosecution responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is the first time awards have been made under this program. OVW plans to make ten, 36-month awards for up to $500,000. Additional details can be found in the solicitation.
Justice Department Awards $192.8 Million in Grants to Support Community Responses to Gender-Based Violence
On Wednesday, September 13, the Justice Department announced awards in the amount of $192.8 million in grants to support community responses to gender-based violence. A quote from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland states, “We must confront the continued prevalence of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in our country. Today the Justice Department is marking nearly three decades of the Violence Against Women Act by awarding $192.8 million in resources that will go directly to making our communities safer by supporting and gaining the trust of survivors and holding accountable those who have harmed them.”
Keep Calm and Understand United States v. Rahimi
On February 2, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in United States v. Rahimi. They ruled that prohibiting gun possession for people who are subject to domestic violence restraining orders is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. While the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Rahimi might cause initial alarm, prosecutors must carry on and utilize the laws at their disposal to protect victims.
FBI-Led Sweep Targeting Sex Traffickers Recovers Dozens of Minor Victims
Over 200 victims of sex trafficking have been rescued during a nationwide raid last month that included the identification or arrest of over 60 suspected human traffickers and 126 individuals indicted of child sexual exploitation and trafficking offenses.
Apply Today: OVW's FY 2023 Grants to Improve the Criminal Justice Response Program Solicitation
The Grants to Improve the Criminal Justice Response Program (ICJR Program) encourages state, local, Tribal governments, and courts to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law, and to seek safety and autonomy for victims, by requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system.
- Application deadline for Grants.gov: April 20, 2023 – 11:59 p.m. ET
- Application deadline for JustGrants: April 27, 2023 – 9:00 p.m. ET
- Letter of Intent: April 6, 2023
- Pre-application call: March 30, 2023
To submit an application, all applicants must register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants should register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than April 10, 2023.