Reports 2016 Biennial Report to Congress

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 report includes a review of recent and relevant research on the scope and burden of violence against women as well as emerging and evidence-based practices and policies for addressing this violence.

OVW provides federal discretionary grants to help communities across America develop innovative strategies to address violence against women. These grant programs are used to forge focused and effective partnerships among federal, state, local, and tribal governments and between the criminal justice system and victim advocates, and to provide much needed services to victims.

These grant programs are used to forge focused and effective partnerships among all between the criminal justice system and victim advocates, and to provide much needed services to victims.

Section 1003 (b) of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (VAWA 2000) requires the Attorney General to report biennially on the effectiveness of activities carried out with these grant funds, including the number of persons served and the number of persons seeking services who could not be served.

The Office on Violence Against Women prepares these biennial reports, which address the activities of grantees receiving federal funds under the discretionary programs it administers.

 

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