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Being involved in the criminal justice system as a victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault can be overwhelming and frightening. Through the Criminal Justice Project, NDCAWS/CASAND has worked to improve how criminal justice agencies around the state respond to address victim safety and offender accountability.
NDCAWS/CASAND Criminal Justice Project began in 2003 by receiving funds from a grant through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the STOP Violence Against Women grant program. Since the development of this project NDCAWS/CASAND has been able to work collaboratively with:
As well as working with various organizations around the state, such as, law enforcement agencies and local domestic violence and sexual assault programs across ND.
Since receiving funds from STOP and through the IACP other funds were secured through the U.S. Department of Justice Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Order Program (GTEA). The first funds were received in 2004; NDCAWS/CASAND has received additional funds to continue the Criminal Justice Project in 2006 and again in 2008.
Projects completed under GTEA are:
Through the Criminal Justice Project we are currently working on the following:
For more information regarding the Criminal Justice Project,or to obtain technical assistance; please contact Courtney at 701 or 888-255-6240 ext. 15 or Email