Violence Against Women

ILJ has conducted four national evaluations for the U. S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of major OVW grant programs that address domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The most recent of these was the National Evaluation of the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) program, an OVW initiative through which grantees provide both civil legal assistance and advocacy services to victims who cannot afford a private attorney. ILJ’s partner in this evaluation was the National Center for Victims of Crime.

Other ILJ projects on violence against women have included legislative reviews and other research on sexual assault and stalking. ILJ has also conducted a national survey of victim services providers and has produced training publications on assisting victims of crime.

More information on these projects can be found under Publications and Projects.