Research shows that a more negative response from police can increase the likelihood of victims experiencing greater PTSD symptom severity. (Source)
Improving Criminal Justice Response Program
The Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (also known as Grants to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Protection Orders 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.
Forms & Instructions
Improving Criminal Justice Response 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.
2016 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. The...Direct download