First U.S. Grants to Get Men Involved in Preventing Intimate Violence


The U.S. Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women is awarding $6.9 million to 23 projects in the Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking grant program. It is the first time in the agency’s history that a grant program directly encourages men to be part of such prevention efforts.

The funding recipients include non-profit non-governmental victim services agencies; non-profit community based agencies; state domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions; an institution of higher education; a unit of local government; a tribal coalition; and a tribal non-profit victim services agency. The agency said it has an “ongoing commitment to support gender and culturally specific education on healthy relationships and strengthen existing community outreach efforts to men and boys.”

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