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Title: Violence Against Women Act of 1994: Evaluation of the STOP Block Grants to Combat Violence Against Women
Author(s): M Burt
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC 20037
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-WT-NX-0005
Sale Source: The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report assesses the progress and accomplishments of the STOP-Violence-Against-Women grants program under the Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Abstract: In 1994 Congress passed the VAWA as Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. One part of the VAWA, the Law Enforcement and Prosecution Grants, provides grants "to assist States, Indian tribal governments, and units of local government to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women, and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women." The Office of Justice Programs within the Department of Justice administers these grants as the "STOP Violence Against Women" grants program. This report assesses the progress and accomplishments of this program as of the end of December 1995, covering the first year of STOP program authorization. The first chapter addresses the background of VAWA and factors that led to passage of the legislation. It briefly describes current statistics on violence against women, the legislative and policy precursors to VAWA in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault, the legislative mandate for the STOP grants program, the detailed purposes of this report, the important place given to accountability and evaluation in the VAWA and by the Department of Justice, and the role of the Urban Institute as independent STOP grant evaluator. The second chapter describes the accomplishments of the program during its first year at the Federal level and the anticipated timing of Federal actions during the second year. The third chapter describes how States have implemented the STOP program, focusing on State-level planning and application processes. The fourth chapter examines the development of State implementation plans and considers the planned distribution of resources across the seven legislatively mandated purposes; the three priority areas (law enforcement, prosecution, and victim services); and the three major types of violence against women specified in the Act (domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking). The final chapter describes the more extensive and detailed information that is likely to be available for the 1997 report after States have had more than a full year to implement their programs and conduct an initial assessment of their effects. 38 references
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Federal Code; Female victims; NIJ grant-related documents; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
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