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DOJ Solicits Applications for FY 2011 Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program

The Office on Violence Against Women in the Department of Justice is now seeking applications for the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program.  The LAV Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence.  The application deadline is February 23, 2011.  To download the grant application, please visit

Solicitation of Applications for FY 2010 LAV Grants

OVW has released its solicitation for applications for FY 2010 LAV grants; the deadline is Thursday, February 4, 2010. Please click here to download the application.

House Increases Legal Aid Funding for Domestic Violence Victims

On June 17, the House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 425-4, an amendment authored by Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) to increase funding for the Violence Against Women Act Legal Assistance Program by $4 million. Fiscal year 2010 funding level will now be $41 million. The roll call vote is available at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll354.xml

FREE AUDIO TRAINING Obtaining Stimulus Funds for Domestic Violence Service Providers Friday, April 3 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern Time

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP), the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are offering this webinar training to help domestic violence advocates and service providers learn about funding opportunities authorized by the recently enacted economic recovery legislation. This February, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This law authorized: $1.5 billion in homelessness prevention funding

Department of Justice

Department of Justice: $4 billion to "enhance state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts, including the hiring of new police officers, to combat violence against women, and to fight Internet crimes against children.
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