The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) has awarded approximately $2.5 million in grant funding to 22 organizations throughout Arizona to support prosecution, law enforcement, and community-based victim serving organizations that address sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, stalking, and dating violence. The Arizona STOP Violence Against Women Grant is funded by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
“Arizona is committed to supporting ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to these horrendous crimes,” said Director Maria Cristina Fuentes. “This funding will help expand and strengthen trauma informed, victim-centered services that build resilience, support survivors, and address the underlying cause of trauma.”
The Arizona STOP Violence Against Women Grant program supports a comprehensive, system-wide approach to domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking crimes, with an emphasis on underserved populations across Arizona. During the 12-month grant cycle, awardees from urban, rural, and tribal communities are encouraged to meet the needs of victims of sexual and domestic violence through multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and victim-centered approaches.
FY2020 STOP Violence Against Women Grant Awardees:
Against Abuse, Inc.
Alice’s Place, Inc.
Amberly’s Place Family Advocacy Center
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council
City of Prescott Police Department
Family Violence Center, Arizona State University
Gila River Health Care
Legal Services for Crime Victims in Arizona
Mariposa Community Health Center
Navajo County Attorney’s Office
New Life Center
North Country HealthCare
Pinal County Attorney’s Office
Prescott Valley Police Department
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center
Surprise Prosecutor’s Office
Victim Witness Services for Coconino County
The Arizona STOP Violence Against Women Grant is authorized under federal funds through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and administered by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.