The Department of Justice is partnering with survivors, advocates and communities during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Arizona has received $1,990,618 in grants from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

Recent data shows high rates of intimate partner violence, 41% in women and 26% in men.

The grants will reach underserved areas and culturally specific communities, with a focus on survivor safety, perpetrator accountability and professional training.

The District of Arizona was awarded funds for programs including trauma-informed responses, culturally relevant support and initiatives engaging men and boys in preventing violence.

District of Arizona Funding Breakdown $340,618 to improve coordination for trauma-informed responses to domestic violence and sexual assault. $400,000 to develop culturally relevant support programs for various communities. $350,000 for educational initiatives engaging men and boys to prevent violence against women and girls. $900,000 for training and technical assistance to enhance project implementation.

OVW Director Rosie Hidalgo emphasized the importance of diverse approaches to address domestic violence, offering hope for a safer future.

Every day, a vast network of dedicated individuals helps domestic violence survivors access multiple pathways to safety, justice, and healing. OVW understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing domestic violence. These funds will enable communities to increase capacity and strengthen a coordinated community approach to prevent and address violence in more comprehensive ways tailored to their communities. Together, with our grantees, we are building a future where individuals and families can live and thrive without the threat of intimate partner violence.