Sexual Assault Services Program [CFDA: 16.017]

The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), 42 U.S.C. 14043g, and is the first Federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct services to primary and secondary sexual assault victims. SASP encompasses four different funding streams for states, territories, tribes, state sexual assault coalitions, tribal sexual assault coalitions and culturally specific organizations.

CJCC administers the SASP Formula Grant Program which is designed to supplement other funding sources directed at addressing sexual assault. Eligible recipients include rape crisis centers and other nonprofit organizations such as dual programs serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims, and child advocacy centers that help victims access and navigate medical, criminal justice, and social support systems.

Program Scope
The SASP Formula Grant Program supports organizations that provide crisis intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), counseling, and related assistance to:

  • Adult, youth and child victims of sexual assault;
  • Family and household members of such victims; and
  • Those collaterally affected by the victimization, except for the perpetrator of such victimization (e.g. friends, coworkers, classmates).

For more information about the SASP Formula Grant Program, please visit the Office on Violence Against Women's (OVW) grant page.

CJCC uses SASP dollars to maximize the provision of core services for sexual assault victims throughout the state. Currently, CJCC funds five organizations to provide direct victim services to victims and co-victims of sexual assault. SASP funds support the strengthening and expansion of services provided through child advocacy centers, rape crisis centers, and dual domestic violence and sexual assault organizations to ensure that sexual assault victims in all areas of Georgia have comprehensive, culturally-specific support services.

SASP Formula grants are limited to nonprofit, nongovernmental programs or organizations that have demonstrated expertise and success in providing direct victim services to sexual assault victims and their co-victims.