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E-Newsletter on Reforming Criminal Justices Responses to Battering 

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Key Resources for Writing a Blueprint Grant Application
The Blueprint Impacts Local Response to Domestic Violence
Blueprint in the News
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Key Resources for Writing a Blueprint Grant Application



As you welcome in 2020, just a reminder that the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) solicitation for Improving Criminal Justice Response (ICJR, Colorful fireworksformerly Grants to Encourage Arrest) grant is now open. Blueprint communities have received funding to support Blueprint implementation through ICJR grants. If your community is interested in applying for Blueprint funding in 2020, check out the following grant writing resources:

Planning a Blueprint for Safety Proposal
A useful guide on the groundwork and information gathering needed to write a grant proposal.

Sample Blueprint Memorandum of Understanding
OVW solicitations and other funding sources often require letters of commitment or memorandums of understanding (MOU) with project partners. Consider adapting the sample Blueprint MOU for use in your proposal. See also a template for presenting on the Blueprint for Safety to secure project partnerships with criminal legal system agencies and community-based advocacy. 

The Blueprint Impacts Local Response to Domestic Violence  The Blueprint for Safety Guide cover: An Interagency Response to Domestic Violence Crimes

The Blueprint for Safety has been an invaluable resource for many communities across the country that are working to improve their response to battering while enhancing their support of survivors. Hear directly from practitioners and advocates in Blueprint communities about how the implementing the Blueprint has impacted their local response to domestic violence through the following webinar recordings:

  Blueprint in the News


Madison County, KY: 

Putting Victims First with the Blueprint for Safety


St. Paul, MN:

Let’s get the guns out of the hands of domestic abusers
St. Paul and Ramsey County Blueprint for Safety Steering Committee working to decrease domestic violence homicides


Gladwin County, MI:

In Gladwin County, Michigan Sheriff Mike Shea states, “Our department is very excited to participate in the Blueprint for Safety project…”

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Please contact the Blueprint for Safety Team

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K032 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.