The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women has made STOP funds available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Funding is based on a statutory formula, according to a press release issued on Friday by Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC). The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women in conjunction with LEPC now accepts applications from private, non-profit organizations and V.I. Government agencies (local court, law enforcement and prosecution) for programs designed to provide direct services to female victims of violent crime to include domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. Programs should seek to implement comprehensive strategies to address violence against women that are sensitive to the needs and safety of the victims and hold offenders accountable for their crimes. Applications are available at LEPC. For an application package, contact Tara Rodriguez, grant manager or Angela Lloyd-Campbell, director of Victim/Witness Services at 774-6400, ext. 207 or 209, respectively, or e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
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