Agency: Justice Dept. (Office of Violence against Women); Program: Justice for Families Program: Domestic Violence Mentor Court Initiative Solicitation (CFDA Number: 16.021, Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2017-11923); Eligibility: Governments, child welfare agencies and nonprofits; Funding: $11 million for 21 awards, up to $700,000 each (no match required); Deadline: Jan. 20.
Summary: Grants address the needs of families involved in the criminal justice system who have a history of domestic violence and cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. Priority goes to programs providing supervised visitation and safe visitation exchange of children and youth between parents in situations involving domestic violence.
Specifically, these grants seek to build upon the court response to domestic violence and expand the Mentor Court Initiative to additional sites. The program includes purposed areas previously authorized under the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program and the Court Training and Improvements Program.