Technical Assistance Projects

Break the Cycle has been a Technical Assistance provider for the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for nearly a decade. Through OVW Technical Assistance grants, Break the Cycle supports youth services providers, schools and community organizations across the country to provide the highest quality prevention, intervention and response services to youth experiencing dating abuse.

OVW Youth Services Grant
The Services to Advocate for and Respond to Youth Grant Program has funded projects that design (or replicate) and implement programs and services, using established domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking intervention models to respond to the needs of youth victims.

OVW Consolidated Youth Grant
The Consolidated Youth Grant creates a unique opportunity for communities to increase collaboration among nonprofit victim service providers; violence prevention programs; children (0-10), youth (11-18), young adult (19-24) and men serving organizations; tribes and tribal governments; local government agencies; schools; and programs that support men’s role in ending domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

OVW STEP Grant
The Services, Training, Education and Policies to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking in Secondary Schools Grant Program (STEP) program supports middle and high schools to develop and implement effective training, services, prevention strategies, policies and coordinated community responses for student victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking.

OVW Rural Program
The Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program (Rural Program) enhances the safety of children, youth and adults who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. The program encourages collaboration between victim advocates, law enforcement officers, pre-trial service personnel, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel, probation and parole officer, and faith- and/or community-based leaders to overcome the problems of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and ensure that victim safety is paramount in providing services to victims and their children.


This project was supported by Grants: 2011-TA-AX-K020, 2013-CY-AX-K023, and 2007-TA-AX-K024 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.