CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar of the Western District of Virginia today announced that the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded more than $340,000 to a Charlottesville-based agency that handles sexual assault training and education.
“This grant will help provide essential training to young men to serve as role models and help educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault,” Acting United States Attorney Bubar said today. “These types of programs engage the community and establish a team of people committed to reducing violence.”
The Sexual Assault Resource Agency, will receive $340,313 through OVW’s Engaging Men Program. The Engaging Men program supports projects that create educational programming and community organizing to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.
“It is absolutely essential that we engage men in our effort as a society to prevent violence,” said OVW Principal Deputy Director Laura Rogers. “This grant funding will help Virginia’s boys and men assume their vital role as we all work together to keep victims safe and hold offenders accountable for their crimes.”
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.