OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Justice for Families Program Solicitation – 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. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 22, 2021.

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