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.
Progress Reporting Update
July – December 2021 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 January 30, 2022, deadline.
Forms & Instructions
Improving Criminal Justice Response Program Training Videos
This recorded training video may be viewed at any time.
2018 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.