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Justice For Families Program

The Grants to Support Families in the Justice System program (Justice for Families Program) was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.

The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters. All services must be provided in a culturally relevant manner.

Eligible applicants are limited to: states, units of local government, courts (including juvenile courts), Indian tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, legal services providers, and victim services providers.

In 2023, the Justice for Families Program gave out 25 awards totaling $15.27 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. § 12464.

Justice For Families Program Awards

Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance Richmond California $600,000
Women Moving On Inc Decatur Georgia $700,000
County Of Winnebago Rockford Illinois $600,000
Judiciary Courts Of The State Of Indiana Evansville Indiana $700,000
Baltimore, City Of Baltimore Maryland $700,000
Child & Family Services Of Northwestern Michigan, Inc. Traverse City Michigan $600,000
Growth Works Inc Plymouth Michigan $450,000
Michigan Health And Human Services Lansing Michigan $583,000
YWCA Missoula Missoula Montana $700,000
Ponca Tribe Of Nebraska Niobrara Nebraska $600,000
Essex County Family Justice Center, Inc. Newark New Jersey $599,512
La Casa, Inc. Las Cruces New Mexico $600,000
Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. Auburn New York $600,000
New York Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children New York New York $550,000
Urban Resource Institute New York New York $600,000
Young Women's Christian Association Jamestown New York $600,000
Mecklenburg County Charlotte North Carolina $600,000
Judiciary Courts Of State Of Oklahom Tulsa Oklahoma $598,392
Family Skillbuilders Services Milwaukie Oregon $600,000
Saving Grace Imagine Life Without Violence Bend Oregon $600,000
Volunteers Of America Of Oregon, Inc. Portland Oregon $600,000
Safe Alliance Facilities Holdings, The Austin Texas $700,000
Citizens Against Physical And Sexual Abuse Inc Logan Utah $600,000
Champlain Valley Office Of Economic Opportunity, Inc Burlington Vermont $600,000
Coalitionending Gender Based Violence Seattle Washington $591,457
  Total Award Amount   $15,272,361
  Total Number of Awards   25

Tucson Centers For Women & Children Inc. Tucson Arizona $550,000
Hopland Band Of Pomo Indians Hopland California $649,996
Justice And Diversity Center Of The Bar Association Of San Francisco, The San Francisco California $550,000
Los Angeles Center For Law And Justice, Inc. Los Angeles California $550,000
CASA Of The Pikes Peak Region, Inc. Colorado Springs Colorado $550,000
District Of Columbia, Government Of Washington District of Columbia $550,000
Jacksonville, City Of Jacksonville Florida $550,000
Parents And Children Together Honolulu Hawaii $366,666
Judiciary Courts Of The State Of Idaho Boise Idaho $549,838
Children's Home & Aid Society Of Illinois Chicago Illinois $550,000
Family Crisis Centers, Inc. Sioux Center Iowa $541,060
Maine Coalition To End Domestic Violence Augusta Maine $550,000
Gulf Coast Center For Nonviolence, Inc. Biloxi Mississippi $650,000
Crime Victim Advocacy Center Saint Louis Missouri $433,648
Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of Albany Albany New York $550,000
EAC, Inc. Hempstead New York $550,000
Safe Alliance, Inc. Charlotte North Carolina $350,000
Community Violence Intervention Center, Inc. Grand Forks North Dakota $650,000
Journey Center For Safety And Healing Cleveland Ohio $550,000
Women Helping Women Cincinnati Ohio $550,000
Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center, Inc. Philadelphia Pennsylvania $550,000
YWCA Of Greater Harrisburg Harrisburg Pennsylvania $550,000
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Warwick Rhode Island $550,000
South Dakota Network Against Family Violence And Sexual Assault, Inc. Sioux Falls South Dakota $650,000
Family Place, The Dallas Texas $550,000
Webb, County Of Laredo Texas $550,000
  Total Award Amount   $14,191,208
  Total Number of Awards   26

Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley San Jose California $550,000.00
Pueblo Young Womens Christian Association, The Pueblo Colorado $550,000.00
Domestic Violence Action Center Honolulu Hawaii $549,996.00
Idaho Legal Aid Services Inc Boise Idaho $548,111.00
Winnebago, County of Rockford Illinois $550,000.00
Johnson, County of Paintsville Kentucky $550,000.00
Wellspring Alliance For Families, Inc, The Monroe Louisiana $550,000.00
Anna Marie's Alliance Saint Cloud Minnesota $550,000.00
Judiciary Courts of the State of Minnesota Saint Paul Minnesota $649,871.00
Hope House, Inc. Lees Summit Missouri $550,000.00
St Louis, County of Clayton Missouri $650,000.00
Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. Buffalo New York $520,740.00
Legal Aid Society of Rochester Ny Rochester New York $550,000.00
Safe Horizon, Inc. New York New York $550,000.00
Unified Court System of New York State New York New York $550,000.00
Unified Court System of New York State New York New York $650,000.00
Chatham, County of Pittsboro North Carolina $549,654.00
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc Akron Ohio $650,000.00
Fairfield County Lancaster Ohio $549,998.00
Legal Aid Of Western Ohio, Inc. Toledo Ohio $650,000.00
Coffee, County of Manchester Tennessee $549,500.00
Arlington, County of Arlington Virginia $550,000.00
Young Womens Christian Association Spokane Washington $550,000.00
Parenting Place, Inc., The La Crosse Wisconsin $520,000.00
  Total Award Amount   $13,637,870.00
  Total Number of Awards 24


For awards issued before 2021, you can visit our grant awards program page.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Justice For Families Program, you can email us or call 202-307-6026.