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Grants to Encourage Arrest (GTEA)

Project History and Collaboration

The Rural Crime and Justice Center (RCJC) has partnered with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), Council on Abused Women's Service for North Dakota (formerly North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services), and the Tribal Judicial Institute (TJI) at the University of North Dakota with the purpose of improving the response to crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault in the state of North Dakota.

This project is funded by the Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program.

Under FY 2011-2013 project:
(1) Policies, procedures and protocols continue to be developed and reviewed to ensure the safety to victims and officers and to coordinate the response by law enforcement, advocates, and prosecutors;
(2) On-going training is provided on sexual assault policy, as well as other needed topics; and
(3) Continue the efforts to bring allied agencies together to improve response to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Due to the positive collaborative effort from past projects, RCJC, NDDoH, NDCAWS, and TJI have continued their partnership in addressing the area of concern that impacts North Dakota's criminal justice/law enforcement response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

Past Project Reports