Disability Grant Program [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The Disability Grant Program refers to the Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2000. The program aims to address violence against individuals with disabilities through the creation of multi-disciplinary teams.

Grant under the Disability Grant Program is used to:

a. provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against disabled individuals;

b. conduct outreach activities to ensure that disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault receive appropriate assistance;

c. conduct cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities about risk reduction, intervention, prevention and the nature of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault for disabled individuals;

d. provide technical assistance to assist with modifications to existing policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure equal access to the services, programs, and activities of victim service organizations for disabled individuals;

e. provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim services organizations under Federal antidiscrimination laws;

f. modify facilities, purchase equipment, and provide personnel so that shelters and victim service organizations can accommodate the needs of disabled individuals;

g. provide advocacy and intervention services for disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault; or

h. develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.