The Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), part of the United States Department of Justice, has announced the availability of $3 million in funding for the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstrative Initiative (DI). The DI is designed to encourage implementation of domestic violence homicide reduction and prevention models and to evaluate their effectiveness in different communities. The initiative will support intervention models that enhance existing collaborative efforts among a wide array of community partners including law enforcement, legal personnel/courts, victim advocacy groups, healthcare providers, housing programs, children’s services, and community-based organizations. Models should also include the development of multidisciplinary teams that will participate in the proposed intervention, utilize training on evidence-based risk factors for domestic violence and homicide, and adapt culturally appropriate risk assessment tools and interventions. Applicants are limited to units of local government and Indian Tribal governments. Individual awards will be capped at $200,000 for an expected 12 awards. Applications are due October 16, 2012. For more information, click here.