STOP Program [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The STOP program refers to the STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program, a United States Department of Justice grant program created under the Violence Against Woman Act that promotes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to enhancing advocacy and improving the criminal justice system's response to violent crimes against women.

The STOP program encourages the development and improvement of effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to address violent crimes against women. The program aims for the development and improvement of advocacy and services in cases involving violent crimes against women. Eligible applicants for the STOP Program include any State of the U.S., the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.