Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, has been selected to assist the Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in the development of a strategic plan for Alaska’s response to violence against women. As a member of the Council’s subcommittee, Dr. Rosay will work on the next 3-year plan for the STOP program – Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors –a nationwide federally funded program through the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). This 3-year plan for Alaska will focus on ways to provide training for law enforcement and the courts; develop policies; strengthen victim services programs; identify needs of Native victims; provide core services; and develop additional services for victims and their families.
State and nonprofit agencies providing services to victims of domestic violence can apply to the Council for grant funding to assist in meeting the goals of the 3-year plan. Under the provisions of STOP, the Council must allocate 25 percent of the grant funds for law enforcement, 25 percent for prosecution, 5 percent for courts, and 30 percent for victim services.
A final plan is scheduled to be submitted to the Council at their quarterly meeting in September.