Services to Advocate for and Respond to Youth Grant Program
Youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking require specialized services designed to meet their specific needs. The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) currently administers 18 programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and subsequent legislation. One of these, the Services to Advocate for and Respond to Youth Grant Program, funds projects that develop programs and services using established intervention models to respond to the needs of youth who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. This program supports projects that provide direct counseling, advocacy, legal, and mental health services for child and young adult victims. OVW-funded projects will include linguistically, culturally, and community relevant services for underserved populations or linkages to existing services in the community tailored to the needs of underserved populations. This bulletin provides a brief overview of the Services toAdvocate for and Respond to Youth Grant Program.