The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is accepting applications for the Sexual Assault Services Program to provide assistance to the Sexual Assault Victims.
Donor Name: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $30,000
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is the State Administering Agency for SASP. DCJS, in partnership with other stakeholders, seeks to consider the array of needs of all sexual assault victims and available services in the state when developing implementation strategies. As a result, and in accordance with grant requirements, Virginia’s SASP Grant Program emphasizes the maintenance, expansion, and establishment of sexual assault services, including direct intervention, core services, and related assistance to adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault. Additionally, funds provided through SASP are designed to supplement other funding sources directed at addressing sexual assault.
The purpose of SASP is to support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape crisis centers and other nongovernmental or tribal programs and projects to assist individuals who have been victimized by sexual assault, without regard to the age of the individual. 34 U.S.C. §12511(b)(2)(B).
Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. §12511(a)(1), funds under this program must be used to provide intervention and related assistance to:
- Adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault;
- Family and household members of such victims; and
- Those collaterally affected by the victimization (e.g., friends, coworkers, classmates), except for the perpetrator of such victimization.
Office on Violence against Women has identified the following priority areas for funding:
- 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral.
- Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings.
- Crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members.
- Information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members.
- Community-based, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities.
- Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described above.
- Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) anticipates awarding 20-25 projects with awards up to $30,000. The total amount available for expenditures during CY 2023 is $700,000.
- Rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations or tribal programs that provide core services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims of sexual assault are eligible to apply.
For more information, visit Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.