Latina and African American women who are sexually assaulted  may bear an additional burden in seeking support, as they are disproportionately affected by income and asset poverty, and may have limited access to legal, medical, and social support services that may aid in violence prevention and recovery.

Program Overview
CSSP

Culturally Specific Services Program

The grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking (Culturally Specific Services Program or CSSP) creates a unique opportunity for culturally specific community-based organizations to address the critical needs of victims of domestic/sexual violence in a manner that affirms a victim’s culture and effectively addresses language and communication barriers.

Grantees may either be a culturally specific community-based program with existing expertise in serving victims of domestic/sexual violence, or a culturally specific community-based program that partners with another organization with expertise in serving victims of domestic/sexual violence.

CSSP enhances the safety of victims and their children by supporting community-based culturally specific projects to address and prevent domestic/sexual violence.

Trainings
Training Video

Culturally Specific Services Program Training Video

Follow along with the training by downloading the transcript with minute markers to help you easily navigate to the sections you need help with.

News & Updates
January 11, 2018

VAWA MEI’s newest resource for grantees

VAWA MEI has compiled grantees’ most frequently asked questions to help you get quick answers.

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