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Justice for Families Program Solicitation

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Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 20, 2019
Application: Jan 22, 2020

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The Justice for Families Program Solicitation provides grants to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.

Priority areas include:

  • Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention
  • Increase efforts to combat stalking
  • Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking

Funding is limited to projects in the following purpose areas:

  • Purpose Area 1 - Supervised visitation and safe exchange of children and youth by and between parents in situations involving domestic violence, dating violence, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, or stalking
  • Purpose Area 3 - Training for court-based and court-related personnel on the dynamics of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including information on perpetrator behavior, evidence-based risk factors for domestic and dating violence homicide, and on issues relating to the needs of victims, including safety, security, privacy, and confidentiality
  • Purpose Area 4 - Provide appropriate resources in juvenile court matters to respond to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and stalking and ensure necessary services dealing with the health and mental health of victims are available
  • Purpose Area 5 - Court and court-based programs and services, including education and outreach programs to improve community access and enhanced access for underserved populations
  • Purpose Area 6 - Civil legal assistance for victims of domestic violence and non-offending parents
  • Purpose Area 8 - Improve training and education to assist judges, judicial personnel, attorneys, child welfare personnel, and legal advocates in the civil justice system

Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • Units of local government
  • Courts, including juvenile courts
  • Indian Tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Legal services providers
  • Victim service providers
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $550,000 for standard projects and $650,000 for comprehensive projects
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $11,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to email a letter of intent to by December 20, 2019.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Families · Human services · Men · Mental health · Women

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