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Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program

Grants to Improve the Criminal Justice Response (ICJR Program) is designed to encourage partnerships among state, local, and tribal governments, courts, victim service providers, coalitions, and rape crisis centers to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law, and to seek safety and autonomy for victims.

The ICJR Program challenges communities to work collaboratively to identify problems and share ideas that will result in effective responses to ensure victim safety and offender accountability. A coordinated community response that brings together effective partners from the local government including law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices and courts, nonprofit organizations, and population specific organizations is critical to the ICJR Program.

Eligible applicants are states and territories, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, state, local, tribal, and territorial courts, victim service providers, state and tribal coalitions, and government rape crisis centers.

In 2022, the ICJR Program gave out 39 awards, totaling over $29.4 million.

Once posted, the solicitation to apply for this program can be found on OVW’s website. Members of the public can also sign up for notifications on that website, and grant announcements are posted to OVW’s Twitter.

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. §§ 10461-10465.

Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program Awards

Alaska Network On Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault, Inc. Juneau Alaska $1,000,000
Contra Costa, County Of Martinez California $1,000,000
Human Options, Inc. Irvine California $500,000
Los Angeles, City Of Los Angeles California $1,000,000
Stanislaus, County Of Modesto California $750,000
Judiciary Courts Of The State Of Colorado Denver Colorado $496,365
Public Safety, Colorado Department Of Lakewood Colorado $1,000,000
Rose Andom Center, Inc. Denver Colorado $1,000,000
Family Justice Center Of St. Joseph County, Inc. South Bend Indiana $499,930
Justice, Iowa State Department Of Des Moines Iowa $996,502
Johnson, County Of Paintsville Kentucky $500,000
Pike, County Of Pikeville Kentucky $500,000
Caddo, Parish Of Shreveport Louisiana $499,932
St. Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, The Saint Paul Minnesota $1,000,000
Blue Springs, City Of Blue Springs Missouri $500,000
Lee's Summit, City Of Lees Summit Missouri $500,000
White Pine, County Of Ely Nevada $499,999
Burlington, County Of Mount Holly New Jersey $750,000
Equinox, Inc. Albany New York $500,000
New York, City Of Bronx New York $999,998
Suffolk, County Of Hauppauge New York $1,000,000
Troy, City Of Troy New York $500,000
Safe Alliance, Inc. Charlotte North Carolina $1,000,000
Mandan, City Of Mandan North Dakota $499,582
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Cleveland Ohio $500,000
Summit, County Of Akron Ohio $749,979
YWCA Of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio $962,613
Oklahoma City Family Justice Center, Inc. Oklahoma City Oklahoma $1,000,000
Clackamas, County Of Oregon City Oregon $749,779
South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, Inc. Columbia South Carolina $1,000,000
South Dakota Network Against Family Violence And Sexual Assault, Inc. Sioux Falls South Dakota $1,000,000
Partnership For Families, Children And Adults, Inc. Chattanooga Tennessee $650,000
Houston Area Women's Center, Inc. Houston Texas $813,853
Travis, County Of Austin Texas $1,000,000
Citizens Against Physical And Sexual Abuse, Inc. Logan Utah $500,000
Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Department Of Richmond Virginia $1,000,000
Empowerhouse Fredericksburg Virginia $750,000
Young Womens Christian Association Spokane Washington $747,736
La Crosse, City Of La Crosse Wisconsin $500,000
  Total Award Amount   $29,416,268
  Total Number of Awards   39

San Diego, County of San Diego California $1,000,000.00
San Francisco, City & County of San Francisco California $1,000,000.00
Boulder, County of Boulder Colorado $499,998.00
Broward, County of Fort Lauderdale Florida $999,997.00
Judiciary Courts, The State of Florida of Tallahassee Florida $973,778.00
Palm Beach, County of West Palm Beach Florida $1,000,000.00
County of Cobb Marietta Georgia $969,380.00
Fulton, County of Atlanta Georgia $1,000,000.00
Rockdale, County of Conyers Georgia $500,000.00
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center Chicago Illinois $651,773.00
Rockford, City of Rockford Illinois $499,999.00
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. Prestonsburg Kentucky $500,000.00
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center Baton Rouge Louisiana $750,000.00
Cumberland, County of Portland Maine $394,640.00
Baltimore, City of Baltimore Maryland $750,000.00
Prince Georges, County of Largo Maryland $978,436.00
Lowell, City of (Inc) Lowell Massachusetts $308,000.00
Northampton, City of Northampton Massachusetts $500,000.00
Scott, County of Benton Missouri $500,000.00
Lake, County of Polson Montana $493,402.00
Women Aware Inc New Brunswick New Jersey $1,000,000.00
Erie, County of Buffalo New York $1,000,000.00
New York, City of Kew Gardens New York $1,000,000.00
Ulster, County of Kingston New York $500,000.00
Unified Court System of New York State New York New York $750,000.00
Unified Court System of New York State New York New York $499,998.00
Westchester, County of White Plains New York $1,000,000.00
White Plains, City of (Inc). White Plains New York $499,486.00
Buncombe, County of Asheville North Carolina $462,354.00
Women Helping Women Cincinnati Ohio $1,000,000.00
Canadian, County of El Reno Oklahoma $492,576.00
Deschutes County Board of Commissioners, Inc Bend Oregon $488,435.00
Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia Pennsylvania $999,981.00
Finance And Administration, Tennessee Department of Nashville Tennessee $1,000,000.00
Denton County Friend of The Family Inc Denton Texas $998,493.00
Fairfax County Virginia Fairfax Virginia $1,000,000.00
Family Support Center Of South Sound, The Olympia Washington $384,779.00
Seattle, City Of Seattle Washington $1,000,000.00
Military Affairs and Public Safety, West Virginia Department of Charleston West Virginia $907,175.00
West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services Inc Fairmont West Virginia $998,700.00
  Total Award Amount   $30,751,380.00
  Total Number of Awards 41

Arizona Superior Court in Pima County Tucson Arizona $999,209
Saline County Benton Arkansas $499,790
County of Alameda Oakland California $631,000
County of Marin San Rafael California $500,000
County of Sacramento Sacramento California $999,735
County of Tulare Visalia California $1,000,000
County of Ventura Ventura California $1,000,000
City of Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Colorado $998,760
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Tallahassee Florida $1,000,000
Guam Office of the Governor Hagatna Guam $878,995
City of Chicago Chicago Illinois $984,053
City of Freeport Freeport Illinois $499,539
Madison County Edwardsville Illinois $750,000
Floyd County Fiscal Court Prestonsburg Kentucky $500,000
Town of Amherst Amherst Massachusetts $400,207
Town of Belchertown Belchertown Massachusetts $462,817
Town of Dartmouth Dartmouth Massachusetts $749,901
Wayne County Detroit Michigan $992,251
City of Duluth Duluth Minnesota $500,000
County of Anoka Anoka Minnesota $500,000
City of Independence Independence Missouri $750,000
City of Kansas City Kansas City Missouri $749,828
Missoula County Missoula Montana $499,999
Montana Board of Crime Control Helena Montana $549,908
Essex County Family Justice Center Newark New Jersey $1,000,000
County of Monroe Rochester New York $1,000,000
Town of Mooresville Mooresville North Carolina $480,964
County of Cuyahoga Cleveland Ohio $824,800
County of Hocking Logan Ohio $750,000
Franklin County Columbus Ohio $900,000
City of Tulsa Tulsa Oklahoma $750,000
Lane County Eugene Oregon $500,000
Bastrop County Bastrop Texas $355,573
City of Austin Austin Texas $1,000,000
Webb County Laredo Texas $400,000
Young Women's Christian Association of Utah Salt Lake City Utah $1,000,000
City of St. Albans St. Albans Vermont $704,555
City of Lynchburg Lynchburg Virginia $632,496
County of Spotsylvania Spotsylvania Virginia $500,000
Town of Pulaski Pulaski Virginia $499,994
Pierce County Tacoma Washington $1,000,000
  Total Award Amount $29,694,374
  Total Number of Awards 41


For awards issued before 2020, you can visit our grant awards program page.

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If you have questions about the Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program, you can email us or call 202-307-6026.