As the State Administering Agency for federal justice grant funds, the Wisconsin Department of Justice develops statewide strategies, determines funding priorities, and advises the Governor and legislature on justice policy issues.


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Treatment Alternatives and Diversion 2014 Expanded Solicitation              

Justice System improvement


Through this grant announcement for the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion, 2014, Expanded Solicitation, DOJ is seeking applications for projects designed to meet the requirements of the statutorily created Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program (TAD). This program was established in 2005 Wisconsin Act 25 to support county efforts that provide treatment and diversion programs for non-violent adult offenders for whom substance abuse was a contributing factor in their criminal activity. The program was continued and expanded in the state’s 2013-2015 biennial budget.


Total: $1,500,000
Juvenile Justice System Improvement Initiatives – 2014/15               

Juvenile Justice Grant 


Through this grant announcement, the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission (Commission) is seeking applications for projects geared toward improving local juvenile justice systems by making them more effective in holding youth offenders  accountable and in reducing recidivism. These funds cannot be used for prevention programs and the youth served must be juvenile

offenders under 18 years of age.




VOCA: Victims of Crime Act 2014-2015 Competitive Grant

Office of Crime Victim Services


The purpose of this funding announcement is to support programming in non-profit and public agencies that provide direct services to victims of crime. Eligible services include crisis intervention; hotline counseling; individual and/or group therapy; legal, social service, medical and/or personal advocacy; emergency legal services essential to meeting immediate threats to health or safety (in conjunction with other services).


Eligibility:  Competitive. 


Total: $7,500,000

VAWA STOP: CCR/SART Team Competitive (2013)

Office of Crime Victim Services


This fund announcement will provide up to $10,000/year to multi-system county-based teams composed of victim advocates, law enforcement officers, pre-trial service personnel, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel, probation and parole officers, county social service and economic support personnel and community leaders for the purpose of working together in cooperation with a trained facilitator to craft solutions that overcome the problem of crimes of violence against women including domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and/or human trafficking. All entities must collaborate to ensure that victim safety is a paramount consideration in developing their strategies.


Eligibility:  Competitive. 


Total: $46,000


Grants Administrative Guide

DOJ has prepared this guide in an attempt to provide recipients with basic information which will facilitate the efficient administration of a grant program. Circulars published by the Office of Management & Budget, the OJP Financial Guide, DOJ policy memoranda, and other Federal and state regulations were used in preparing this guide.


Grants Administrative Guide 2012