The Human Services Unit of the ADECA’s Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Division administers grants for victim programs. These awards help fund services for many nonprofit organizations that help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, as well as populations that are identified as previously underserved. Many of these organizations operate emergency shelters, rape crisis centers, counseling centers, crisis telephone hotlines and more.
Grant funding, along with private donations, helps many of these organizations continue offering services at no charge to victims.
Some grant funding also helps specialized law enforcement units that investigate and prosecute domestic violence-related crimes, and other funding helps provide information, education and training.