Grants and Planning Branch
The Grants & Planning Branch maintains information on federal and state resources that may be available to assist in improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and seeks, applies for, and administers federal crime and crime prevention funding, such as the following:
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Formula Grant (JAG)
- Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Victim Assistance Program
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Grant
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners
The Grants & Planning Branch works closely with the U.S. Department of Justice, in particular with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Office of Justice Programs, and the Office on Violence Against Women.
FY 2015 VAWA SOLICITATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND PROSECUTION AGENCIES
DUE: DECEMBER 16, 2016
November 15, 2016 — The Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division, is requesting proposals from the Department of Public Safety, Hawaii State Judiciary, and county Law Enforcement Agencies (police departments and prosecuting attorney offices) for projects or initiatives that improve Hawaii’s criminal justice system as it addresses violence against women, provides greater access to services, and protects women from domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Eligible Agencies: Limited to Department of Public Safety, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Prosecution Agencies
Instructions and Forms:
- FY 2015 VAWA Department of Public Safety Instructions (pdf file)
- FY 2015 VAWA Judiciary Instructions (pdf file)
- FY 2015 VAWA Law Enforcement and Prosecution Instructions (pdf file)
- FY 2015 VAWA Fillable Forms for Department of Public Safety (11_2016) (MS Word)
- FY 2015 VAWA Fillable Forms for Judiciary (11_2016) (MS Word)
- FY 2015 VAWA Fillable Forms for Law Enforcement and Prosecution (11_2016) (MS Word)
- AG_CPJAD #24 VAWA Certificate of Collaboration
Grants and Planning Forms
- AG CPJAD #7 Request for Funds (revised 3/2015) (Excel)
- AG CPJAD #8 Project Expenditures & Obligations Report (revised 8/2009) (Excel)
- AG CPJAD #13 Certification for Title to Property (rev 6/2002) (Word document)
- AG CPJAD #20 Progress Report (6/2002) (Word document)
- AG CPJAD #29 JAG Annual Narrative Report (rev 10/2009) (Word fillable form)
- AG CPJAD #31 Civil Rights Compliance Checklist (12_2015) (Word fillable form)
FY 2016 John R. Justice Grant Program Solicitation Announcement
DUE: DECEMBER 15, 2016
ELIGIBILITY: For qualified state public defenders and state and local prosecutors
November 16, 2016 — Applications for the John R. Justice (JRJ) Student Loan Repayment Program are being solicited from qualified state public defenders and state and local prosecutors. All application documents must be received by the Department of the Attorney General, CPJAD by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned, unopened, to the sender.
December 2, 2016 — Salary cap increased from $82,000 to $85,000. All other requirements remain the same.
Download instructions and forms below:
- JRJ 2016 Student Loan Repayment Program Guidelines REVISED
- JRJ 2016 Student Loan Repayment Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- JRJ 2016 Student Loan Repayment Program Application Form REVISED (MS Word)
- JRJ 2016 Appendix B Service Agreement (for first-time applicants)
- JRJ 2016 Appendix C Service Agreement Secondary Term (for secondary-term applicants)
- JRJ 2016 Appendix D Acknowledgement of Benefit (for continuing applicants)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Strategies
- JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2010-2014
- Amendment No. 1 to the JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2010-2014 (issued May 24, 2013)
These documents are Hawaii’s strategy and applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for FY 2004, FY 2005, FY 2006, FY 2007, FY 2008, and FY 2009.
- JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2004-2008
- FY 2005 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2006 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2008 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
State of Hawaii Strategic Plan for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant
The Department of the Attorney General receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to address violent crimes against adult female victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Strategic Plan describes the scope of these problems in Hawaii and the state strategy to address them.
- FY 2010-2014 STOP Implementation Plan
- FY 2008-2011 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2005-2007 STOP Strategic Plan
Note: This file includes a corrected figure for Table 11 on Page 15.
- FY 2003 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2002 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2001 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2000 STOP Implementation Plan
- FY 1999 STOP Implementation Plan
FY 2009 Recovery Act Applications
The Department of the Attorney General is the State Administering Agency (SAA), designated by the Governor, to apply for and administer FY 2009 Recovery Act Funds for the following grants:
- Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) FY 2009 Recovery Act STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2009 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program State Solicitation
- Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) FY 2009 Recovery Act Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance Formula Grant Program
Applications were submitted to the appropriate federal agencies and are included below.
- FY 2009 VAWA Recovery Act Application
- State of Hawaii Recovery Act STOP Program Implementation Plan Violence Against Women Formula Grant, FY 2009-2011
- FY 2009 Byrne JAG Recovery Act Application
- FY 2009 VOCA Recovery Act Application
This report was partially supported by a Violence Against Women Act Subgrant Number 12-WF-07 awarded by the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General to the Hawaii State Judiciary.
The Honolulu Community Safety Assessment (CSA) Project is a problem-solving process for determining a more effective intervention in domestic violence cases with the goals of enhancing safety of families and communities, while ensuring accountability when intervening in cases involving intimate partner violence. The project uses the nationally recognized model developed by Praxis International, and is based on the premise that workers are institutionally organized to do their jobs in particular ways — they are guided by the forms, policies, philosophy, and routine work practices of their respective institution. The CSA is designed to allow an interagency assessment team to work with a multidisciplinary body of public and domestic violence advocacy organizations, to identify how problems are produced in the structure of case processing and management. The process focused on the critical Assessment Question: How does our Temporary Restraining Order/Protection Order application and issuance process allow us to keep victims safe, and thereby hold offenders accountable?
The 2005 Hawaii Legislature directed the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) to work with domestic violence service providers to develop a five-year strategic plan to reduce the incidence of domestic violence and to increase support to victims. The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a statewide coalition of domestic violence service providers, was selected to develop the strategic plan, in collaboration with the DOH, Maternal and Child Health Branch. The plan is integrated in the 2007 DOH Annual Report for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Special Fund.
- Navigating a Course for Peace, Domestic Violence Strategic Plan, 2007-2012
The Strategic Plan starts on page 9 of the DOH Annual Report.
Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services (October 2005)
This report was prepared through a collaborative statewide effort of both government and non-governmental organizations to highlight the special needs of underserved victims of crime in Hawaii, including tourist/visitors, immigrants or persons with limited English proficiency, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.
- Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services
- Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services Follow Up Report
Shaping Tomorrow: The Future of Sexual Violence Programs in Hawaii (January 2005)
Under a Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant, the Department of the Attorney General convened a multi-disciplinary Sexual Violence Strategic Planning Group of state and local criminal justice personnel, sexual violence service providers, and government stakeholders to review and make recommendations on the current status of sexual violence programs and funding. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center of the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children served as the lead agency for this project.
The Sexual Violence Strategic Planning Group presents this document as a vision for the coordination and sustainability of sexual violence services throughout the State of Hawaii. The impact of sexual violence in our community is immeasurable. The planning committee considers this document a starting point for constructive dialogue.
- Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System in Hawaii, December 1999
Findings and Recommendations for Action Made to the Legislature of the State of Hawaii in Response to 1999 House Concurrent Resolution No. 65, HD1