Virginia STOP Violence Against Women Act (V-STOP)

Grant Program Information:Virginia STOP/Violence Against Women Act (V-STOP)
Purpose of Funds:

In 1994, the United States Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (codifies at 42 U.S.C. 3796gg through 3796gg-5). VAWA includes the Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (STOP) grant program.

DCJS is the administering agency for the STOP Violence Against Women grant in Virginia, known as V-STOP. V-STOP offers grant funds to successful applicants for activities which increase the apprehension, prosecution, and adjudication of persons committing violent crimes against women.

V-STOP Reporting Forms:Click Here
Eligibility Requirements:This grant program is open to local units of government, state agencies, and nonprofit/nongovernmental victims services agencies which fall into one of the following applicant categories: law enforcement, prosecution, victims services, and other.
Contact Information:

Grant Coordinator(s)

Julia Fuller-Wilson
(804) 371-0386

Grant Monitor(s)

Amia Barrows
(804) 225-4060
Dione Bassett
(804) 371-2419
Andrew Kinch
Chrissy Smith
(804) 371-2638
Tierra Smith
(804) 786-1165
Christine Wengloski
(804) 309-3874

DCJS Grants Administration
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804.786.4000
Fax: 804.786.7231