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)
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.
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
Request Individualized Technical Assistance: Improving Criminal Justice Response Program
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January 30, 2023
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.