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Engaging Men and Youth in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking Grant Program

Program Overview

The Engaging Men and Youth Program, created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), will fund projects that develop or enhance new or existing efforts to engage men and youth in preventing crimes of violence against women with the goal of developing mutually respectful, nonviolent relationships.

The Engaging Men and Youth Program is designed to support programs that encourage children and youth to pursue nonviolent relationships and reduce their risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and provide information on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or child sexual abuse and how they affect children and youth. The program is also intended to create public education campaigns and assist community organizing to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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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