Research shows that a more negative response from police can increase the likelihood of victims experiencing greater PTSD symptom severity. (Source)

Program Overview

ICJR

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.

News & Updates

January 11, 2018

VAWA MEI’s newest resource for grantees

VAWA MEI has compiled grantees’ most frequently asked questions to help you get quick answers.

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