The IACP is currently seeking applications from law enforcement agencies to be part of a demonstration initiative, Integrity, Action, and Justice: Strengthening Law Enforcement Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence. These agencies will show a commitment to improving community trust through response to and investigation of domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Selected demonstration sites will receive up to $225,000 of federal funding per year for up to three years through the IACP to support initiative goals and objectives.
In response to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance, Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement’s Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, the IACP was awarded funding from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to carry out a national demonstration initiative. This guidance was designed to provide strategies to law enforcement agencies to strengthen their efforts to address and prevent gender bias in their approach to sexual assault and domestic violence. The IACP, in partnership with OVC and the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), as well as a cadre of subject matter experts, will provide dedicated resources, on-going support, and comprehensive training and technical assistance to up to four (4) U.S. law enforcement agency demonstration sites. The selected agencies will work closely with project staff and community partners to assess current practices and build agency-wide capacity to implement trauma-informed, victim-focused policies and procedures.
There is no cost to apply to be considered for this demonstration initiative. To access more information about the Integrity, Action, and Justice: Strengthening Law Enforcement Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence project, including agency criteria and details regarding the two-part application process, please visit http://www.theiacp.org/Gender-bias. Part I application submissions are due no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on October 9th, 2017.
Please direct any questions about the initiative to Michael Rizzo, IACP Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-The-IACP ext. 818.