2020 Biennial Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of Grant Programs Under the Violence Against Women Act
In response to the reporting requirements of VAWA 2000, every two years, VAWA MEI and OVW compiles and presents aggregate qualitative and quantitative data submitted by grantees demonstrating the effectiveness of VAWA funding nationwide. These reports represent 2 years of collective efforts to respond to domestic/sexual violence across the nation. In addition, these reports include recent and relevant research from the field on the scope and burden of violence, emerging and evidence-based practices and policies for addressing violence, and highlights evolving and ongoing challenges.read the full report
How should we submit our performance report?
All discretionary program grantees except those with Special Initiative grants should submit their progress reports as an attachment in JustGrants. For guidance on how to do that, please see...
If we are unable to collect data such as participant information on web-based trainings or the number of victims served due to remote service delivery should we provide estimates?
We recommend that grantees do not report estimates for numbers of victims served, demographics, training participants, or any other numerical fields. Any numbers reported should have adequate source documentation,...
If data we would like to report becomes available after we have submitted our progress report, should we include the data in a future progress report?
No. Per normal reporting guidance, do not use a future reporting period’s progress report to report activities that took place during the current reporting period. Instead, reach out to...
There was a clear need for training and technical assistance, as well as the development of written ‘how-to’ resources for the field that focus on operational tools that advocates and supervision officers can use to collaborate more efficiently with a common goal of reducing victimization. The e-curriculum developed under this effort will help probation staff to increase their awareness, understanding, and practical application of victim-centered approaches to the specialized supervision of sex offenders. Topics covered include defining victim-centeredness as a fundamental tenet of sex offender management, key principles and practices of specialized sex offender supervision, various points at which probation officers’ decisions and practices have implications for victims and their families, the role of victim advocates in promoting victim-centered supervision practices with sex offenders, and promising examples of victimcenteredness in practice.