This program supports organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology on a national scale (or regional projects that can be replicated nationally) to improve responses, services, and access for victims of crime.
Department of Justice
DOJ – Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation (2020)
This program is intended to improve outcomes, minimize additional trauma, and restore safety and security to older adult victims of abuse and financial exploitation. The purpose of this grant is to support direct service provision to older victims; provide advocacy, assistance, and safety planning; and provide resources for service providers and criminal justice stakeholders. There isn’t express language for legal aid, but the solicitation includes broad language about providing services that can include legal aid.
DOJ – America’s Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims (2020)
This program will provide funding to support direct services to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the nation’s addiction crisis (Purpose Area 1); and training and technical assistance for the direct services grantees (Purpose Area 2). There is express language for legal aid and several legal aid organizations have received this in FY 2018 ad 2019.
DOJ – Crime Victims’ Rights Legal Clinics (2020)
This initiative is intended to support or expand on federal, state, local, and tribal efforts to enforce crime victims rights. Applicants may apply under the following purpose areas: victims rights legal clinics that will provide legal representation to victims and train allied professionals in an effort to enforce victims rights in the criminal justice process (Purpose Area 1), and one training and technical assistance provider to provide support to the selected legal clinics (Purpose Area 2). There is express language for legal aid.
DOJ – Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (2020)
This program will support efforts to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic. This program may be better suited for public defender offices. There is no express language for legal aid, but last year, the MD Public Defender received funds to work with youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
DOJ – Prevent and Respond to Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Against Children (2020)
This program supports comprehensive, community-based efforts to develop or expand prevention, intervention, treatment, and response strategies to address the needs of children and youth impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. There is express language for legal aid.
DOJ – Reduce DV, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on Campus (2020)
This program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services and support for victims, and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. Legal aid is eligible to subgrant from institutions of higher education. Applicants are encouraged to partner with civil legal organizations.
DOJ – Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program (2020)
The goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations. Special consideration is given to projects in rural areas. Legal aid is an eligible applicant and to subgrant.
DOJ – Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (2020)
The Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program provides funding directly to tribes, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sexual assault services within Indian country and Alaskan native villages. Legal aid is eligible to subgrant from tribes and/or tribal organizations.
DOJ – Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life (2020)
The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Legal aid organizations are able to subgrant from eligible applicants.