§ 3796gg Purpose of program and grants
§ 3796gg-0 Establishment of Violence Against Women Office
§ 3796gg-0a Director of Violence Against Women Office
§ 3796gg-0b Duties and functions of Director of Violence Against Women Office
§ 3796gg-0c Staff of Violence Against Women Office
§ 3796gg-0d Authorization of appropriations
§ 3796gg-1 State grants
§ 3796gg-2 Definitions and grant conditions
§ 3796gg-3 General terms and conditions
§ 3796gg-4 Rape exam payments
§ 3796gg-5 Costs for criminal charges and protection orders
§ 3796gg-6 Legal assistance for victims
§ 3796gg-7 Education, training, and enhanced services to end violence against and abuse of women with disabilities
§ 3796gg-8 Polygraph testing prohibition
§ 3796gg-10 Grants to Indian tribal governments
§ 3796gg-11 Tribal Deputy

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 42 > Chapter 46 > Subchapter XII–H

  • advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • association: when used in reference to a corporation, shall be deemed to embrace the words "successors and assigns of such company or association" in like manner as if these last-named words, or words of similar import, were expressed. See 1 USC 5
  • Attorney General: means the Attorney General of the United States or his designee. See 42 USC 3791
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • court: means a tribunal recognized as a part of the judicial branch of a State or of its local government units. See 42 USC 3791
  • criminal justice: means activities pertaining to crime prevention, control, or reduction, or the enforcement of the criminal law, including, but not limited to, police efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime or to apprehend criminals, including juveniles, activities of courts having criminal jurisdiction, and related agencies (including but not limited to prosecutorial and defender services, juvenile delinquency agencies and pretrial service or release agencies), activities of corrections, probation, or parole authorities and related agencies assisting in the rehabilitation, supervision, and care of criminal offenders, and programs relating to the prevention, control, or reduction of narcotic addiction and juvenile delinquency. See 42 USC 3791
  • dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • evaluation: means the administration and conduct of studies and analyses to determine the impact and value of a project or program in accomplishing the statutory objectives of this chapter. See 42 USC 3791
  • evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Indian Tribe: has the meaning given the term "Indian tribe" in section 450b(e) of title 25. See 42 USC 3791
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • officer: includes any person authorized by law to perform the duties of the office. See 1 USC 1
  • population: means total resident population based on data compiled by the United States Bureau of the Census and referable to the same point or period in time. See 42 USC 3791
  • probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • State: means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands: Provided, That for the purposes of section 3755(a) of this title, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands shall be considered as one state 1 and that for these purposes 67 per centum of the amounts allocated shall be allocated to American Samoa, and 33 per centum to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. See 42 USC 3791
  • subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • unit of local government: means --(A) any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a State. See 42 USC 3791
  • writing: includes printing and typewriting and reproductions of visual symbols by photographing, multigraphing, mimeographing, manifolding, or otherwise. See 1 USC 1