Prescott Valley Police Department is a STOP Subgrantee, the funding supports the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) including Investigations, Victim Services, Trainings and Special Projects.
STOP Violence Against Women Grant
STOP was authorized through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. This grant is administered on the federal level by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The overall purpose of the STOP grant is to increase victim safety and offender accountability. The STOP Grant fosters partnerships with law enforcement, agencies that provide culturally competent victim services, prosecutors, and state, local, and tribal governments.
Prescott Valley Police Department’s SART
The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) works to create a coordinated response to sexual violence through multidisciplinary victims centered interventions. The goal of the team is to improve outcomes for sexual assault, human trafficking, and exploitation victims through a collaborative, victim centered approach. This approach will limit additional trauma to the victim, while enhancing the ability of law enforcement and prosecutors to hold offenders accountable. The team is also proactive with preventative measures by providing specialized training, resources, and educational tools for the community.