With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to support the development of objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against elderly women and American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics, including the crimes of domestic and family violence, homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, NIJ is interested in research responding to the following two priority areas: 1) evaluation research on VAW programs, models, practices and 2) VAW research. As it concerns VAW research, topics of interest include: (1) the frequency, nature, and causes of homicide and violent deaths of women and girls; (2) the risk for involvement in abusive romantic relationships; (3) campus climate and sexual violence experiences of students attending historically Black colleges and universities and tribal colleges and universities; (4) prevalence and barriers to seeking and receiving help among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and two-spirited individuals and people/persons with disabilities who have experienced intimate partner and dating violence, sex trafficking, sexual violence, and stalking; (5) the use of technology to protect or deliver services to victims of domestic and family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking; (6) the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of cases involving domestic and family violence (including violence against older women), intimate partner and dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking; and (7) law enforcement and prosecution victim-centric and trauma-informed policies, procedures, protocols, and training pertaining to violence against women crimes.
Number of Awards: 6
Total Amount Awarded: $4,982,108