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Posted on: September 17, 2018

James City County Awarded Second OVW Grant

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On August 29, 2018, the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced 54 grants totaling $32 million through its Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program.

James City County was selected for a second time to receive the Improving the Criminal Justice Response Program (ICJR) award.

These grants will help fund state, local, and tribal governments and courts’ efforts to ensure that the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law through the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service providers. The recipients of these grants will work collaboratively with justice system and victim service provider partners to identify problems and share ideas that will result in enhanced responses that support victim safety and offender accountability.

The award provided funding towards efforts preventing crimes against women (domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking) over the next three years to the County.

For more information regarding the impact of the grant in the Historic Triangle area, please review the JCC AVAW webpages.

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