Published: July, 2018| NCPOFFC

The Violence Against Women Act prohibits jurisdictions that receive funding under the STOP (Services * Training * Officers* Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Grant (ICJR) Program from charging a victim costs associated with civil and criminal domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking cases. The prohibition is often referred to as the “no fee” provision. This toolkit was created for advocates who assist survivors with the issuance, service, and enforcement of their protection orders.