Office for Victims of Crime to Administer Several Awards from $600,000 to $1.5 Million
Date:  06-13-2016

Deadline for Applications is looming for funding for "identifying promising practices in responding to communities impacted by violence"
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office for Victims of Crime (DOJ), (OJP), (OVC) is seeking applications for funding under the Multidisciplinary Responses to Families and Communities on Complex Homicide Cases solicitation. This program furthers the Department’s mission by identifying promising practices in responding to communities impacted by violence.

This program will identify promising practices in addressing the needs of families and communities on extremely complex homicide cases. For the purpose of this solicitation, OVC is using the term complex homicide to describe cases that require specialized and coordinated responses on the part of victim service providers and law enforcement. These cases may include, but are not limited to, cases involving intra-familial homicide, murder/suicide, child witnesses, mass violence/multiple victim cases, vehicular homicides, gang involved shootings, and police involved shootings where either a police officer or a suspect are killed. Under Purpose Area #1 of this solicitation, OVC will make up to six awards up to $600,000 each to organizations that demonstrate experience in responding to complex homicide cases and have capacity to implement multi-disciplinary responses to families and communities impacted by these types of crimes. Funding under Purpose Area #1 will also support researcher/practitioner partnerships at each site to conduct program evaluation and identify evidence-based practices that can be used at the local level. Under Purpose Area #2 of this solicitation, OVC will make one award up to $1.5 million to one technical assistance provider who will identify TA needs of direct service sites, convene grantee meetings and compile a compendium of promising practices suitable for publication and dissemination to the field.

For complete information on the awards and how to apply Click here.