Arizona gets over $3M to help victims of gender-based violence

Sep 15, 2023, 2:37 PM

Arizona gets over $3M to help victims of gender-based violence...

(Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

(Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — Arizona won over $3 million in funding to prevent gender-based violence, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.

The money came from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, which was celebrating the anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

This act, which began to address gender-based violence across the country, originally passed on Sept. 13, 1994. The office celebrated the law’s 29th anniversary on Wednesday.

Nearly $193 million in grant awards went around the country. Over $3.6 million of those funds went to Arizona, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said.

How will this money help Arizona address gender-based violence?

The Violence Against Women Act is famous for its STOP program, which stands for Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors. This program awards money to promote community partnerships between different groups, such as:

  • Law enforcement
  • Prosecutors
  • Courts
  • Victim services organizations
  • Other community services that help survivors of sex-based violence safe

“The money awarded to Arizona will be used to enhance the capacity to develop programs to end gender-based violence and hold offenders accountable,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

Essentially, these grants will help law enforcement officers and prosecutors create strategies to address violent crimes against women, according to officials. The money will also help to develop victim services — and strengthen programs already in place.

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family handles the distribution of STOP funds, according to its website. Subgrantees include Amberly’s Place, BLOOM365, New Life Center and other victim services programs.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Patrons are warned about the heat at the Desert Botanical Garden entrance, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023,...

Associated Press

Heat-related deaths continue to rise even as the calendar turns to October

Confirmed heat-associated deaths in Arizona’s most populous county continue rising even as the weather turns cooler.

14 minutes ago

picture of end of roll of caution tape...

Tucson woman sentenced to 20 years after running woman over multiple times

Yvette Naomi Garcia was sentenced to 20 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday.

1 hour ago

(Trevor's Liquor photo)...

Wills Rice

Trevor’s Liquor to open 4th location in late 2024 at Paradise Valley Mall

Trevor's Liquor announced it will be opening its fourth location in late 2024 in the Paradise Valley Mall redevelopment.

2 hours ago

Medical school students...

Brandon Gray

Gov. Katie Hobbs announces $11M investment in to state’s health care workforce

Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Friday the state will invest $11 million into the Arizona Board of Regents' AZ Healthy Tomorrow Initiative. 

4 hours ago

Iraq War veteran Sgt. Brent Bretz was selected for a new home by the by the Helping a Hero Project....

Iraq War veteran injured in explosion gifted with an adapted home in Gilbert

Iraq War veteran who lost both of his legs in an explosion was given a new home in Gilbert through the Helping a Hero program.

5 hours ago

Booking photo of Eric Donald Jones and a stock image of a house on fire. Jones, a former Chandler f...

Former Chandler firefighter sentenced to 10.5 years for setting ex-girlfriend’s house on fire

A former Chandler firefighter was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison for setting an ex-girlfriend's house on fire two years ago.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles



Key dates for Arizona sports fans to look forward to this fall

Fall brings new beginnings in different ways for Arizona’s professional sports teams like the Cardinals and Coyotes.

Sanderson Ford...

Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford congratulates D-backs’ on drive to great first half of 2023

The Arizona Diamondbacks just completed a red-hot first half of the major league season, and Sanderson Ford wants to send its congratulations to the ballclub.



At Ability360, every day is Independence Day

With 100 different programs and services, more than 1,500 non-medically based home care staff, a world-renowned Sports & Fitness Center and over 15,000 people with disabilities served annually, across all ages and demographics, Ability360 is a nationwide leader in the disability community.

Arizona gets over $3M to help victims of gender-based violence