OPM: STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP VAW)

            Adult Criminal Justice Policy & Planning

STOP Violence Against Women (STOP VAW) Formula Grant

2013 Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

and

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Meeting Annoucement

The State Office of Policy and Management, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division will convene a meeting of the advisory committee for STOP Violence Against Women (STOP VAW) federal grant program.

Organizations and public members are invited to participate in a discussion of ways to address domestic violence and sexual assault in "under-served" populations and ethnically diverse communities.

Purpose of Meeting

The discussion will help state agencies and non-profit organizations develop services, policies and procedures that are responsive to needs of underserved communities. The discussion will also help determine funding objectives for Connecticut’s Stop Violence Against Women (STOP VAW) Formula Grant Program.

The discussion is sponsored by the Advisory Committee for the STOP VAW formula grant program. The committee consists of state agencies and non-profit providers. The committee assists state government in identifying and prioritizing policy issues and service needs regarding criminal justice system response to domestic violence and sexual assault crimes. The STOP VAW program provides grants to community service providers, victim advocates, police, prosecutors, courts and other criminal justice agencies.

STOP VAW Grant Program

The STOP VAW grant program is a federal grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women. Each State is eligible to receive funding according to a formula, the funds are granted to a "State Administrative Agency" (SAA) which is responsible for oversight and management of the funds. The SAA for Connecticut is the Office of Policy and Management (OPM).

Organizations are invited to attend either

     Wednesday, November 20, 2013

               10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Training Room, Office of the Chief State’s Attorney

                300 Corporate Place

                     Rocky Hill, CT

of the following sessions:

        Thursday, November 21, 2013

                9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County

                753 Fairfield Avenue

                 Bridgeport, CT 06604

Topics for Discussion

Meeting format will consist of "open" discussion on ways to provide outreach and advocacy service to specific communities and strategies to improve the criminal justice system response to underserved populations.

  {TOP of page}   For Further Information, Contact:

Lisa Secondo, Unit Manager, Phone: (860) 418-6391; fax: (860) 418-6496;
E-mail: lisa.secondo@ct.gov





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