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DOJ Announces $21 Million In Grant Awards To Reduce Sexual And Domestic Violence On College Campuses
On September 22, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced nearly $22 million in upcoming grant awards to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses; and to provide services to youth victims and children exposed to such violence, and engage men and boys as allies.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will award $10,688,200 through 36 grants to address and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault on college campuses through the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. In addition, the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Grant Program will award $11,031,653 through 25 grants to implement programming that encourages men and boys to be role models and change agents in their communities working toward the goal of eliminating sexual and domestic violence. The OVW will announce grant solicitations for both grant programs in late fall 2022.
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta commented that these grants will help colleges and universities develop prevention policies, offer survivor-centered services, and train campus police to meet the needs of their students. These grants also provide critical intervention services to children and young adults, in addition to engaging them to be leaders in combatting violence.
The Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs News Release is available at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-2172-million-reduce-sexual-and-domestic-violence-campus-support.