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NCJ Number: 156803 Find in a Library
Title: Violence Against Women Formula Grants
Journal: Sheriff  Volume:47  Issue:4  Dated:(July-August 1995)  Pages:17-19
Author(s): M E Lund
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In fiscal year 1995, Title IV of the Violence Against Women Act appropriated $26 million for law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim services to reduce violence against women.
Abstract: Each State is eligible to receive approximately $426,000, of which 25 percent must be allocated to law enforcement, 25 percent to prosecutors, and 25 percent to nonprofit victim services; the remaining 25 percent may be allocated at the State's discretion within the parameters set by the Act. Grants may be used to develop and enhance victim services programs, train police officers, expand the number of law enforcement and court personnel to target violent crimes against women, develop more effective policies and services, and improve communications and data collection systems. To receive the grant, States must certify that victims of domestic and sexual violence do not pay the costs of forensic medical examinations or associated court costs.
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Female victims; Sexual assault; Victim services; Violence prevention
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