Domestic Violence

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Office on Violence Against Women

This project was created in December of 1997 to provide meeting planning and other support services to technical assistance providers for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women. The project was developed to respond to concerns about the consistent and efficient provision of training and technical assistance to hundreds of grantees under the Grants to Encourage Arrest, STOP Violence Against Women, Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement, and STOP Violence Against Indian Women programs. The project had two primary goals, to:

  • Develop coordinated, efficient, cost-effective methods to deliver training and technical assistance to grantees under the various Office of Violence Against Women-sponsored grant programs; and
  • Support the capacity of the Office of Violence Against Woman to learn from the efforts of its grantees and assist them in developing new initiatives that will enhance violence against women prevention and intervention efforts.

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Violence Against Women Office U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This project was charged with working in conjunction with the Presidentially-appointed National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women to create an agenda of specific strategies to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Agenda was a multi-faceted vehicle designed to provide the nation’s policymakers with specific recommendations concerning actions they should take to end violence against women, and to stimulate public conversation and generate community-driven responses to address the causes of violence against women, the needs of victims, and the behavior patterns of perpetrators. The Agenda included an extensive set of recommendations based on research, focus groups, and interviews with practitioners, and included a compilation of recommendations, strategies, resources, and action plans to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The final published material, A Toolkit To End Violence Against Women, is available on the Web at http://toolkit.ncjrs.org/.

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Violence Against Women Office

Aimed at reducing the incidence of violence against women by male adult and juvenile offenders and at breaking the cycle of domestic violence by subsequent generations, the Center worked closely with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Violence Against Women and Corrections Program Offices, and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, to convene a nationally-composed focus group of victim advocates, correctional practitioners, and batterers’ program administrators to explore both what is known about effective interventions with batterers, and the possibilities for initiating such interventions in correctional settings. Center staff captured the focus group’s deliberations in a set of recommendations for the project’s funding agencies, reflecting promising initiatives to reduce the incidence of violence against women.