OVW Fiscal Year 2016 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (also known as the Grants to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program)

OVW Fiscal Year 2016 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (also known as the Grants to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program)  is designed to encourage partnerships between state, local, and tribal governments, courts, victim service providers, coalitions and rape crisis centers, to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations. The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program challenges the community to work collaboratively to identify problems, and share ideas that will result in new responses to ensure victim safety and offender accountability. For additional information on the Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program, including what past Arrest Program grantees have accomplished with their grant funds and to view the Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program performance measures, see http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/vawamei/cdsarrestmain.htm.  All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on March 03, 2016.

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