Improving Criminal Justice Response Program

A recent study of nearly 1000 police from a large urban police department in the U.S. showed that law enforcement personnel who participated in trauma-informed training reported misperceptions about trauma at significantly lower rates than the pre-training sample. These findings indicate that training on the impacts of trauma has the potential to improve outcomes pertaining to first contact with SA/DV victims, case investigations, holding offenders accountable, and public safety. (Source)

Program Overview


Improving Criminal Justice Response Program

The Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (ICJR Program) is designed to treat domestic/sexual violence as serious violations of criminal law by encouraging collaborative partnerships among state, local, and tribal governments and courts.

Through a coordinated community response (CCR), the ICJR Program challenges entire communities to communicate, identify problems, and share ideas for responding to victims of domestic/sexual violence. This results in new responses and the application of best practices to enhance victim safety and ensure offender accountability at each juncture in the criminal justice system through investigation, arrest, prosecution, and close judicial oversight.

Progress Reporting Update

July – December 2022 Period

As before, ICJR 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.