Reports to Congress
Recipients of OVW grants submit progress reports to OVW using the reporting forms on a semi-annual (discretionary grant programs) or annual (STOP formula and SASP formula) basis. This data is then transferred to VAWA MEI at the Muskie School where it is cleaned and analyzed. Using this data, VAWA MEI creates a Biennial Report to Congress for the discretionary grant programs and a yearly Report to Congress for the STOP grant program.
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OVW provides federal discretionary grants to help communities across America develop innovative strategies to address violence against women. These grant programs are used to forge focused and effective partnerships among federal, state, local, and tribal governments and between the criminal justice system and victim advocates, and to provide much-needed services to victims.
Section 1003 (b) of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (VAWA 2000) requires the Attorney General to report biennially on the effectiveness of activities carried out with these grant funds, including the number of persons served and the number of persons seeking services who could not be served.
The Office on Violence Against Women prepares these biennial reports, which address the activities of grantees receiving federal funds under the discretionary programs it administers.
2012 Biennial Report (Covering the period from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011)
Errata Sheet for the 2012 Biennial Report
2010 Biennial Report (Covering the period from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2009)
2008 Biennial Report (Covering the period from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2007)
2006 Biennial Report (Covering the period from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2005)
The STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Program) allocates funds by formula to states and territories to support projects in law enforcement, prosecution, victim services, and the courts to address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The STOP Program promotes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improve the criminal justice system's response to violence against women and to develop and strengthen victim services.
Section 2004 (b) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) requires the Attorney General to submit an annual report to Congress on the STOP Program. The report must include a summary of the grants made and funds distributed under this program, the purposes for which these grants were provided, a statistical summary of the persons served, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of programs funded.
The Office on Violence Against Women prepares these reports detailing the activities of grantees receiving federal funds under the STOP Program.
The Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program (SASP) allocates funds by formula to states and territories to support the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. The purpose of SASP is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims/survivors of sexual assault; their families, and household members; and others collaterally affected by the sexual assault.
The SASP biennial report is submitted in fulfillment of the statutory requirement that the U.S. Attorney General provide a biennial report to Congress on all Office on Violence Against Women-funded programs, including how funds were expended and an assessment of the effectiveness of funded programs.
The Office on Violence Against Women prepares these reports detailing the activities of grantees receiving federal funds under the SASP Program.