NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking Program Solicitation

2023-03-15T18:38:02+00:00

The Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (Rural Program) supports efforts to enhance the safety of rural victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and supports projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas. Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private institutions of higher education. New This Year The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 added a new Rural Program purpose area on sexual assault forensic medical examination programs and added improving access to quality sexual assault examinations by trained health [...]

NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking Program Solicitation2023-03-15T18:38:02+00:00

NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services

2023-03-15T18:43:18+00:00

The Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (CSSP) supports the maintenance and replication of existing successful community-based programs providing culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to accessing more traditional programs. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, private nonprofit/tribal organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization is to provide culturally specific services to survivors who are American Indian [...]

NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services2023-03-15T18:43:18+00:00

NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims

2023-03-15T18:49:03+00:00

The Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program (Transitional Housing Program) supports programs that provide six to 24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions, victim [...]

NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims2023-03-15T18:49:03+00:00

Now Open: OVW FY 2023 Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program Solicitation

2023-02-27T20:03:23+00:00

The Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (referred to as the Tribal Governments Program) assists tribal governments and authorized designees of tribal governments to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking in their communities. Eligible applicants include federally-recognized Native American tribal governments, authorized designees of Indian Tribal Governments, and Tribal Consortiums in the United States or U.S. territories. For more information, see the Eligibility Information section of the solicitation. New This Year Priority Area: In FY 2023, applications proposing activities in the following area will be given special consideration: Improve outreach, services, civil and criminal justice [...]

Now Open: OVW FY 2023 Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program Solicitation2023-02-27T20:03:23+00:00

Acting Director Allison Randall (OVW) Remarks at 17th Annual Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation

2022-10-27T20:38:51+00:00

Anchorage, AK ~ Wednesday, September 21, 2022: "Good morning everyone. Welcome to both our virtual and in-person participants to the 17th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation — our first in-person consultation since 2019. We are profoundly grateful to be here with the largest group of participants in our history of consultation. I would like to thank Elizabeth Sonnyboy for the beautiful traditional prayer and blessing.It is so wonderful to be with those of you who made the journey to join us in Anchorage, the traditional and sacred homeland of the Dena’ina and Dene peoples.  It is crucial that we [...]

Acting Director Allison Randall (OVW) Remarks at 17th Annual Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation2022-10-27T20:38:51+00:00

Justice Department Announces More Than $246 Million in Grants for Tribal Nations

2022-10-27T20:39:48+00:00

September 21, 2022: The Justice Department announced that it will award more than $246 million in grants to American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve public safety and serve crime victims. The announcement coincides with the 17th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation, Sept. 21st to 23rd in Anchorage, Alaska. “Each year, this event serves as a necessary reminder of the violence perpetrated against women in Tribal communities across the country, as well as an important opportunity to confront this public safety crisis with the urgency it demands,” Read more...

Justice Department Announces More Than $246 Million in Grants for Tribal Nations2022-10-27T20:39:48+00:00

Federal Law Enforcement, Attorneys Directed to Prioritize Violent Crimes Against Indigenous Women

2023-11-27T21:59:37+00:00

On July 14th, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco directed federal attorneys and law enforcement agencies to prioritize violent crimes against women in Indian Country. In a memorandum, Deputy Attorney General Monaco, declared it a priority for the Department of Justice to work alongside tribal nations and federal enforcement agencies, to address the disproportionately high rate of violent crimes committed against indigenous women. Deputy Attorney General Monaco, said in her remarks, the action reaffirms the commitment by the Department of Justice to promote public safety in Indian country, and respecting tribal sovereignty. As tribes know best how to make their communities [...]

Federal Law Enforcement, Attorneys Directed to Prioritize Violent Crimes Against Indigenous Women2023-11-27T21:59:37+00:00

Department of Justice Updates Gender Bias Guidance

2023-11-27T22:06:40+00:00

Last week, the Department of Justice announced updated guidance, “Improving Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias,” designed to help law enforcement agencies (LEAs) improve their response to sexual assault and domestic violence. The 2015 guidance has been revised to account for the impact of bias based on factors other than gender, incorporate new resources and research, provide improved case examples illustrating a trauma-informed approach to survivors, and emphasize the need to address and prevent police misconduct. Purpose of the Guidance Examine how gender bias can undermine the response of LEAs to sexual [...]

Department of Justice Updates Gender Bias Guidance2023-11-27T22:06:40+00:00

Amnesty International Report on VAIW Launched

2022-05-18T22:18:30+00:00

Today Amnesty International launched their report on Violence Against Native Women: The Never-ending Maze: Continued failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA: https://www.amnestyusa.org/maze/. From the report: "American Indian and Alaska Native women face some of the highest rates of sexual violence in the United States: 56.1 percent of Native women have experienced sexual violence; Native women are 2.2 times more likely to be raped than non-Hispanic white women. High rates of sexual violence have been compounded by the: Federal government’s steady erosion of tribal government authority Complex jurisdictional maze that Native survivors of sexual violence must navigate [...]

Amnesty International Report on VAIW Launched2022-05-18T22:18:30+00:00

VAWA Reauthorization Headed to President’s Desk

2022-03-11T21:29:50+00:00

Indian Country Today: Tribal nations are celebrating the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act. Congress passed the omnibus spending package for the 2022 fiscal year late Thursday, which included major tribal provisions. It passed in the Senate with a 68-31 vote. The bill will now head to the president’s desk to be signed. This means that tribal nations “will continue to increase safety and justice for victims who had previously seen little of either,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians in a statement. Here is a breakdown of the VAWA reauthorization: Reaffirmation of tribes’ jurisdiction to prosecute [...]

VAWA Reauthorization Headed to President’s Desk2022-03-11T21:29:50+00:00
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