Program Services

Grantees must adhere to a budget and service model that utilizes an allocation of a minimum of 25% of the grant funds for law enforcement, a minimum of 25% for prosecution, and a minimum of 30% for victim services. The remaining 15% is discretionary and may be allocated to any or all of the system categories (law enforcement, prosecution, victim services) within the parameters of the STOP purpose areas listed below. 

Eligible STOP Purpose Areas

Bidders must submit a bid response/Community STOP Plan that meets one or more of the following federal STOP purpose areas.

  1. Developing, enlarging, or strengthening victim service programs, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking programs; developing or improving delivery of victim services to underserved populations; providing specialized domestic violence court advocates in courts where a significant number of protection orders are granted; and increasing reporting and reducing attrition rates for cases involving violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
     
  2. Training law enforcement officers, judges, other court personnel, and prosecutors to more effectively identify and respond to violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking including the appropriate use of nonimmigrant status under subparagraphs (T) and (U).
     
  3. Developing, training, or expanding units of law enforcement officers, judges, other court personnel, and prosecutors specifically targeting violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
     
  4. Developing and implementing more effective police, court, and prosecution policies, protocols, orders, and services specifically devoted to preventing, identifying, and responding to violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
     
  5. Developing, installing, or expanding data collection and communication systems, including computerized systems, linking police, prosecutors, and courts or for the purpose of identifying and tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions, and convictions for violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
     
  6. Developing, enlarging, or strengthening programs that address the needs and circumstances of Indian tribes dealing with violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
     
  7. Training of sexual assault forensic medical personnel examiners in the collection and preservation of evidence, analysis, prevention, and providing expert testimony and treatment of trauma related to sexual assault. 
     
  8. Developing, enlarging, or strengthening programs to assist law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and others to address the needs and circumstances of older and disabled women who are victims of sexual assault or domestic violence, including recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of such assault or violence and targeting outreach and support, counseling, and other victim services to such older and disabled individuals.
     
  9. Providing assistance to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in immigration matters.
     
  10. Maintaining core victim services and criminal justice initiatives, while supporting complementary new initiatives and emergency services for victims and their families.