Children and Youth Exposed to Violence Grant Program [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The Children and Youth Exposed to Violence Grant Program is the U.S. Department of Justice grant program created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) that provide a unique opportunity for communities to increase the resources, services, and advocacy available to children, youth and their non abusing parent or caretaker, when a child has been exposed to incidences of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. The funds appropriated under this section can be used for training, coordination, and advocacy for programs that serve children and youth on how to safely and confidentially identify children and families experiencing domestic violence and properly refer them to programs that can provide direct services to the those family and children.