Every April, the Nation commemorates Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. OVC Acting Director Katherine Darke Schmitt discusses our office's support for projects that serve victims of sexual assault. She also pays tribute to the dedicated service providers working to support victims, including forensic nurse examiner Kim Day, who is retiring after decades in service to victims of sexual violence.
This program will provide funding for shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence and their companion animals. The term “domestic violence victim” means a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, as established in Public Law 115-334.