Mission: The purpose of the task force is to support and advocate for multi-disciplinary and effective prevention of and response to sexual violence through collaborative, comprehensive, survivor-centered strategies
Programs: The grant was received for rape prevention and education activities. These activities are accomplished through seminars, trainings, and other education opportunities. Local agencies are used primarily to carry out the majority of the work.
to provide communities with critical resources that help them forge partnerships across agencies and disciplines to respond effectively to violent crimes against women. Ovw's technical assistance program was created to provide grantees with the expertise and support they need to develop and implement successful local projects, increase victim safety, and bolster offender accountability. Grantees participate in educational initiatives, conferences, peer-to-peer consultations, and targeted assistance that allow them to learn from experts and one another about how to overcome obstacles and incorporate promising practcies in their efforts to address violence against women.
to fund programs that encourage the development and strengthening of effective law enforcement, prosecution and judicial strategies to combat violent crimes against women and the development and strengthening of victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. The stop vawa formula grant program seeks to forge lasting partnerships between criminal justice system and victim advocacy organizations. It also encourages communities to look beyond traditional resources to include new partners, such as community and faith-based organizations, in order to respond more vigorously to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and teen dating violence crimes.
to assist states, indian tribal courts, state and local courts, and units of local government to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes agains women. The program encourages the development and implementation of effective, victim-centered law enforcement, prosecution, and court strategies to address violent crimes against women and the development and enhancement of victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.