Adult Criminal Justice Policy & Planning
STOP Violence Against Women (STOP VAW) Formula Grant
2011 Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
02:00 PM – 3:30PM
Room 2A, OPM
450 Capitol Ave, Hartford
The STOP VAW Grant Advisory Committee provides recommendations to OPM on priorities and objectives for allocation of the federal grant funds from the Stop Violence Against Women (STOP VAW) Formula Grant program (42 U.S.C. §3796gg, et seq.) The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) requires the State to use the funds to: “ improve criminal justice response to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to increase the availability of services for victims of these crimes.”
The STOP VAW grant program is a federal grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). 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 Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division (OPMCJPPD)
According to the federal program guidelines, states must use the funds to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to address violent crimes against women and enhance services for victims and their families.
States are allowed to use the STOP grant funds to address domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Grant funded activities must address one or more of purpose areas cited in 42 USC 3796gg(b). Federal law prohibits states from using the STOP grant funds for activities that may compromise victim safety; including legal defense for offenders, mandating victims to participate in criminal proceedings and other specific activities.
Progress and Financial Reporting
For Further Information, Contact:
Lisa Secondo, Unit Manager, Phone: (860) 418-6391; fax: (860) 418-6496;
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