Division of Criminal Justice Services

Violence Against Women

Information on the NYS Sexual Offense Evidence Collection Kit is available in HTML format for viewing on your browser

In November of 2003, The Division of Criminal Justice Services made available a Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault evidence collection kit for use in sexual assault cases where it is suspected that drugs were used to facilitate the assault.The initial release memo details the issue of the new kits. You may also download an alert sheet (PDF), and a release form, by which a victim can authorize the release of evidence kit information to law enforcement and prosecution personnel.

Key Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault contacts

S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Formula Grant



The STOP (Services • Training • Officers • Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Program) promotes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice system's response to violent crimes against women. The STOP Program encourages the development and strengthening of effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies and victim services programs to address violent crimes against women.

Funding Availability:

STOP formula grants and subgrants are intended for use by state, local, and tribal courts; units of local government; and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services programs.

STOP funding must be allocated 25 percent to law enforcement; 25 percent to prosecutors, 30 percent to victim services, 5 percent to state and local courts, and the remaining 15 percent is discretionary.


The 2014 NYS S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Act Implementation Plan details New York State's priorities and ongoing domestic violence initiatives for 2014-2016.

Special Initiatives, include but are not limited to:

Grants to Indian Tribal Governments
Underserved Populations
Education and Training for Judges and Court Personnel
Collaborative Projects

For more information, visit the Federal Violence Against Women Office website at: http://www.usdoj.gov/ovw/