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U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young Announces Funding Awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice for Community Responses to Gender-Based Violence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

In commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the original enactment of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today nearly $193 million in formula and discretionary grant awards to support crucial services and justice responses for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. For nearly three decades, VAWA provided the tools and resources to protect and serve survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. To commemorate the 29th anniversary of VAWA, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces that DOJ awarded $1,170,616.00 to the District of New Hampshire in support of community responses to gender-based violence.

Specifically, the District of New Hampshire will receive VAWA’s signature grant program, the STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program, which promotes a coordinated community response among law enforcement, prosecution, courts, victim services organizations, and other community services to ensure the safety of survivors. OVW is awarding $1,170,616 under the STOP Program to the District of New Hampshire to develop programs aimed at ending gender-based violence and hold offenders accountable. 

“This VAWA funding stream allows the District of New Hampshire to continue providing vital resources that aim to ensure every survivor remains safe and obtains the justice they deserve,” U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young said. “While these funds are a significant step forward, they must be met with a continued coordinated response from law enforcement and community partners. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to support this effort in any way possible.”

OVW provides leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence through implementing VAWA and subsequent legislation. Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities nationwide that are developing programs, policies, and practices to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In addition to overseeing federal grant programs, OVW undertakes initiatives in response to special needs identified by communities facing acute challenges. Learn more at www.justice.gov/ovw.

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Updated September 13, 2023