Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW grant solicitations remain open during the lapse in appropriations and deadlines will not be extended.  Contact OVW with any questions.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

OVW does not provide services directly to the public. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. Find local resources on our map or call one of the national hotlines.

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Katharine Sullivan 
Acting Director


Office on Violence Against Women
Email: ovw.info@usdoj.gov