The primary purpose of STOP VAWA is to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving such crimes. By forging partnerships among police, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates, health care providers, faith leaders, and others, the grants help to provide victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives while improving communities’ capacity to hold offenders accountable for their crimes. This supports the Office’s objective of improving victim services for Maryland residents by identifying and establishing resources throughout the State to assist victims in achieving self-sufficiency, improve victim safety, and ensure victims are aware of their rights and resources.
To qualify for funding, the proposed programs must support one or more of the federal purpose areas outlined here: https://goccp.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/FFY2024-VAWA-NOFA.pdf#page=6
To qualify for STOP VAWA, proposed programs must also support one or more of the following state program priorities:
For additional information on these priorities, see: https://goccp.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/FFY2024-VAWA-NOFA.pdf#page=9