U.S. Department of Justice, OVW: Justice for Families Program

Deadline: 8 January 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is accepting applications for its Justice for Families Program Solicitation to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.

The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters.

Purpose Areas

  • Standard Project: Applicants must propose activities under purpose area number 1 (supervised visitation) or 5 (courts).
  • Comprehensive Project: Applicants must propose activities under purpose areas 1 (supervised visitation), 5 (courts), and 6 (civil legal services).
    • (Purpose Area 1) Supervised visitation and safe exchange
    • (Purpose Area 3) Training for court-based and court-related personnel
    • (Purpose Area 4) Juvenile court resources
    • (Purpose Area 5) Court and court-based programs and services
    • (Purpose Area 6) Civil legal assistance

OVW Priority Areas

In FY 2019, OVW is interested in supporting the priority areas identified below. Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration.

  • Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety. Applications meaningfully addressing purpose area 5(a) (34 U.S.C. § 12464(b)(5)(A)) as a way to reduce violent crime and promote victim safety will receive special consideration.
  • Increase the response to victims of human trafficking. To receive special consideration under this priority, applicants must identify how they will improve the response to trafficked victims of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and address the unique needs of these victims. In order to enhance a coordinated community response to trafficked victims, the JFF Program encourages applicants to include mental health and substance abuse professionals as non-funded project partners.
  • Increase efforts to combat stalking. To receive special consideration under this priority, applicants must clearly identify how they will meaningfully engage in efforts to combat stalking.

Funding Information

Funding levels under this program for FY 2019 are:

  • Standard projects: up to $550,000 for the entire 36 months.
  • Comprehensive projects: up to $650,000 for the entire 36 months.

Eligible Applicants

  • States
  • Units of local government
  • Courts (including juvenile courts)
  • Indian tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Legal services providers
  • Victim service providers
  • State governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2ASczXL

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