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Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

To implement mandatory arrest or proarrest programs and policies in police departments, including mandatory arrest programs and policies for protection order violations, as part of a coordinated community response to domestic violence; to develop policies, educational programs, and training programs in police departments to improve tracking of cases involving domestic violence and dating violence; to centralize and coordinate police enforcement, prosecution, probation, parole and/or judicial responsibility for domestic violence cases in groups or units of police officers, prosecutors, probation and parole officers, or judges; to coordinate computer tracking systems to ensure communication between police, prosecutors, parole and probation officers and both criminal and family courts; to strengthen legal advocacy service programs for victims of domestic violence and dating violence, including strengthening assistance to such victims in immigration matters; and to educate judges in criminal and other courts about domestic violence and to improve judicial handling of such cases; to provide technical assistance and computer and other equipment to police departments, prosecutors, courts, and tribal jurisdictions to facilitate the widespread enforcement of protection orders, including interstate enforcement, enforcement between States and tribal jurisdictions, and enforcement between tribal jurisdictions; and to develop or strengthen policies and training for police, prosecutors, and the judiciary in recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of domestic violence and sexual assault against older individuals and individuals with disabilities.