People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than that of people without disabilities, according to an analysis of Justice Department data. (Source)
The Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Program) recognizes the need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals who are Deaf and/or disabled.
These challenges significantly compound problems facing those seeking support to end the violence in their lives. They also complicate the criminal justice system’s ability to investigate and prosecute cases, and create difficulties for victim service providers to assist victims.
The Disability Program enhances the safety of victims of domestic/sexual violence by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes against individuals with disabilities.
Progress Reporting Update
July – December 2022 Period
As before, Disability Program 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
Webinar: Intro to Progress Reporting
Registration is open! If you’re a new OVW discretionary program grantee, this one-hour webinar is for you.
January 5, 2023|2:00-3:00pm ET
Webinar: Victim Services
Registration is open! Join VAWA MEI trainers for a one-hour webinar on how to report victim services data on your semi-annual performance report.
January 6, 2023|2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar: Calculating FTEs
Registration is open! Tallying staff FTEs can be tricky. Join VAWA MEI trainers as we review how to complete the Staff Information section of your semi-annual performance report.
January 13, 2023|2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
Crafting Narratives Webinar: Telling the Stories Behind Your Data
Registration is open!
January 20, 2023|2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET
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.