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Reports to Congress


The Violence Against Women Act mandates that the Attorney General submit a report to Congress every two years on the effectiveness of activities carried out with grant funds, including the number of persons served and the number of persons seeking services who could not be served.

  • Closing the Law Enforcement Consent Loophole Act of 2022: VAWA 2022 requires the Attorney General to submit a report to Congress including information on acts of sexual misconduct committed under color of law that were reported to federal law enforcement agencies as well as the disposition of those cases. The report includes information on the number of reports made between enactment of the Act in March 2022 and the end of the fiscal year, September 2022.

The Violence Against Women Act, as amended, mandates that the Attorney General submit a report to Congress on the annual government-to-government violence against women tribal consultation that contains recommendations made by the tribes, describes actions taken during the year covered by the report to respond to those recommendations, and describes how the Justice Department will coordinate and collaborate with Indian tribes, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Interior to address the recommendations. Learn more about Tribal Affairs at OVW.

The 2012 SASP report to Congress is Part C of the 2012 STOP report to Congress listed below.

The Violence Against Women Act mandates that the Attorney General submit a report to Congress every two years on the STOP Program (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors). The report includes (1) the number of grants made and funds distributed; (2) a summary of the purposes for which those grants were provided and an evaluation of their progress; (3) a statistical summary of persons served, detailing the nature of victimization, and providing data on age, sex, relationship of victim to offender, geographic distribution, race, ethnicity, language, and disability, and the membership of persons served in any underserved population; and (4) an evaluation of the effectiveness of programs funded.

The Violence Against Women Act requires a report to Congress every even-numbered fiscal year, providing information about the incidence of stalking and domestic violence, and evaluating the effectiveness of anti-stalking efforts and legislation.

The Combat Online Predators Act requires the Attorney General to submit a report to Congress on best practices regarding enforcement of anti-stalking laws.

This annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of grantees receiving federal funds under the Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program (Campus Program). The report is required by Section 826(d)(3) of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, 42 U.S.C. § 14045b(d)(3).

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 requires the Office on Violence Against Women to confer every two years with key stakeholders. The issues stakeholders bring to the conferrals and the policies and actions OVW intends to implement to address the issues are summarized in this report to Congress.

The Survivors' Bill of Rights Act, enacted in October 2016, identifies rights that must be afforded to sexual assault survivors in federal criminal cases, authorizes the Attorney General to administer grants to ensure that survivors receive certain notifications, and directs the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to establish a joint working group to develop, coordinate, and disseminate best practices regarding the care and treatment of sexual assault survivors and the preservation of forensic evidence. This report is submitted in fulfillment of a Congressional reporting requirement contained in the Senate Committee on Appropriations report to accompany the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2018. 

Updated January 24, 2024