OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Justice for Families Program Solicitation
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Law, Justice and Legal Services
State governments County governments City or township governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are limited to: States, units of local government, courts (including juvenile courts), Indian tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, legal services providers, and victim service providers in the United States or U.S. territories. For more information, see the Eligibility Information section of this solicitation.
Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
Nov 23, 2020
Jan 22, 2021
Last Updated Date:
Nov 23, 2020
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 12464. The Grants to Support Families in the Justice System program (referred to as the Justice for Families Program) (CFDA # 16.021) was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013) to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters. For additional information about this program and related performance measures, including how awards contribute to the achievement of program goals and objectives, see: OVW grant program information: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs. Program performance measures under the Measuring Effectiveness Initiative: https://www.vawamei.org/grant-programs/. Examples of successful projects in OVW's most recent report to Congress on the effectiveness of VAWA grant programs: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1292636/download.
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