Documenting the impact OVW grants make on women, their families, and their communities.

Court Training and Improvements Program/Justice for Families (JFF)

Program Overview

OVW funds will enable courts and court-based or court-related programs to develop or enhance court infrastructure; community-based initiatives within the court system; offender management, monitoring, and accountability programs; safe and confidential information-storage and -sharing databases within and between court systems; education and outreach programs; and other projects likely to improve court responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Funds may also support a national judicial education curriculum, as well as a curriculum for tribal court judges.

As a result of VAWA 2000, all grant recipients are statutorily required to report on the effectiveness of their projects, and the Attorney General must report to Congress on the effectiveness of each grant program. Therefore, grantees funded under this program must collect and maintain data that measures their effectiveness. Grantees are required to submit a Semi-Annual Progress Report.


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