Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
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's grant programs are authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 and subsequent legislation. Read about each of our programs, learn about eligibility, and access resources to apply for and manage your grants.
Learn more about how domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking harm individuals and communities, and find out how to get help.
Find Your Local Resources
If you are in immediate danger, call 911. The Office on Violence Against Women does not provide services directly to the general public. To find help, see our state-by-state guide to see who serves your area, or you can find the number to a national hotline.