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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Grant

Grants to Hawaii Victim Services & Law Enforcement
to Support Women Victims of Gender-Based Violence

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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State of Hawaii Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division

Deadline Date:

09/26/14

Description:

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Grants are available to Hawaii non-profit victim services agencies and law enforcement agencies for projects that will help them better respond to domestic and dating violence, homicide, stalking, and other crimes against women. Funds will be provided to improve law enforcement and prosecution effectiveness, victim advocacy, victim services, and increase perpetrator accountability. Services may be provided to female victims as young as 11 years of age who are victims of dating violence or gender-based assault by non-family/non-household members.

Victim Services Agencies:

The Department will solicit for proposals from qualified entities to develop, enhance, and provide victim services to adult female victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Priority may be given to applicants that submit proposals that support core services, which include but are not limited to:
* Case Management;
* Counseling;
* Crisis Response;
* Increased accessibility by special populations or underserved including disabled, immigrant, and victims with substance abuse or mental health issues;
* Legal Assistance;
* Legal Advocacy;
* Shelter;
* Transitional services; and
* Prevention, outreach, and education.

The focus of services is for adult female victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Services to children must show an inextricable link and be the direct result of providing services to an adult victim. Services may be provided to adolescents age 11 or older who are: 1) victims of dating violence, or 2) sexually assaulted by a person who is not a family or household member.

Law Enforcement:

The primary law enforcement policing agencies in the State are the four county police departments: Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Police Department, Maui Police Department, and Kauai Police Department. The four police jurisdictions encompass both rural and urban areas of the State.

The applications should address one or more of the following areas:
* Develop an effective coordinated community response for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating, and/or stalking;
* Improve system response to stalking;
* Promote offender accountability;
* Develop and sustain training in areas on violence against women;
* Standardize and enhance data collection;
* Develop and share departmental policies, standard operating procedures, and protocols on domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence as applicable;
* Improve enforcement of protection orders;
* Support underserved/marginalized communities; and
* Conduct domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking prevention, education and/or outreach activities.

Prosecution: The agencies responsible for prosecuting the majority of the domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking cases in Hawaii are the four county prosecuting attorneys: City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney; Hawaii Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Maui Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, and Kauai Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

The applications should to address one or more of the following areas:
* Develop an effective coordinated community response for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating, and/or stalking;
* Improve system response to stalking;
* Promote offender accountability;
* Develop and sustain training in areas on violence against women;
* Standardize and enhance data collection;
* Develop and share departmental policies, standard operating procedures, and protocols on domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence as applicable;
* Improve enforcement of protection orders;
* Support underserved/marginalized communities; and
* Conduct domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking prevention, education and/or outreach activities.

STOP funds allocated for the four prosecutors currently support staff working in the domestic violence prosecution units.

Local and State Court: Hawaii’s judicial branch is a unified state court system that functions under one administrative head, the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. The Office of the Administrative Director of the Courts has the primary responsibility for daily operations of the court system and the Director is appointed by the Chief Justice with the approval of the Hawaii Supreme Court. In addition to hearing civil and criminal cases on violence against women, Hawaii’s Judiciary oversees the adult probation services.

The Judiciary application should address one or more of the following areas:
* Develop an effective coordinated community response for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating, and/or stalking;
* Improve system response to stalking;
* Promote offender accountability;
* Develop and sustain training in areas on violence against women;
* Standardize and enhance data collection;
* Develop and share departmental policies, standard operating procedures, and protocols on domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence as applicable;
* Involve and integrate probation services into STOP-funded activities;
* Improve system response (court security and interpreter services for victims)
* Improve enforcement of protection orders;
* Support underserved/marginalized communities; and
* Conduct domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking prevention, education and/or outreach activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146613

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017

Eligibility:

  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit, non-government victim service agencies
County police departments: Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Police Department, Maui Police Department, and Kauai Police Department.
County prosecuting attorneys: City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney; Hawaii Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Maui Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, and Kauai Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.
The Office of the Administrative Director of the Courts

Pre-Application Information:

When an application is submitted to the CPJAD, the staff works with the agency in developing acceptable (meaningful and measurable) goals and objectives for the project. Performance indicators are defined in the application. In some cases, the agency and the staff will develop or review the goals and objectives prior to the formal submission of a project application. An application will not be processed unless staff is satisfied that the goals, objectives, performance indicators, and evaluation plan are adequate. Methods for the data collection and a description of the information collection of target populations are also to be included as part of the evaluation plan.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Telephone: (808) 586-1150
Fax: (808) 586-1097
hawaiiag@hawaii.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii