Findings from a nationally representative study of children exposed to violence, showed that one-third of respondents experienced a physical assault in the past year, and 13% of those aged 14-17 experienced sexual assault or abuse in that time. (Source)
Consolidated Youth Program
VAWA 2013 authorized the Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies (Consolidated Youth or CY Program), which consolidated the purpose areas from four pre-existing VAWA-funded programs: the Children and Youth Exposed to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking Program (Children Exposed to Violence or CEV Program), the Engaging Men and Youth in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program (Engaging Men and Youth or EMY Program), the Services, Training, Education and Policies to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking in Secondary Schools Grant Program (STEP Program), and the Services to Advocate for and Respond to Youth Grant Program (Youth Services Program), and also added new purpose areas.
Consolidated Youth Program grantees incorporate CEV, EMY, STEP, and Youth Services purpose areas, including teen dating violence awareness prevention, programs that respond to children’s exposure to violence in their homes through services and training, and engaging men as leaders and role models.
Progress Reporting Update
July – December 2022 Period
As before, Consolidated Youth grantees will report their progress using a fillable PDF form that can be downloaded from this website (click on “Reporting form” below). Please submit the completed form as an attachment in your JustGrants account by the Jan. 30, 2023, deadline. For guidance on how to do that, please see the JustGrants website’s Training: Performance Reporting page.
Forms & Instructions
2020 Biennial Report to Congress
The Biennial Report to Congress presents aggregate activities and accomplishments that were funded under the Violence Against Women Act and reported by grantees in each funded grant program.