Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family


Governor Doug Ducey lights the State Capitol purple as a symbol of Arizona's dedication to end domestic violence.

“This is an issue that affects all ages, races, religions, socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. I encourage Arizonans to stand with me as we send the unwavering message that domestic violence can stop.”

- Governor Doug Ducey

Download the 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toolkit

Governor Doug Ducey is committed to ending domestic violence in Arizona. To recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Governor Ducey lit the State Capitol dome purple on October 1, 2019, as a symbol of strength and hope, in support of domestic violence victims and survivors. Join Governor Ducey, our office, and supporters statewide to remind those who are experiencing domestic violence that #ItCanStop and help us #EndDVinAZ.

You can support the statewide #LightingAZPurple campaign by purchasing a purple lightbulb from any Home Depot location across Arizona during the month of October. Take a picture of your home, business, or place of worship being lit purple and post the image to social media using #LightingAZPurple & #EndDVinAZ. A percentage of all purchases will go to support domestic violence prevention programs and awareness messaging. 

To learn more about the Lighting Arizona Purple statewide campaign, click here

STOP Grant

The grant that supports Domestic Violence is the STOP (Services • Training • Officers • Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. STOP was authorized through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. This grant is administered on the federal level by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The overall purpose of the STOP grant is to increase victim safety and offender accountability.

Funding is given to Non-profit 501(c) (3), non-governmental community-based victim service organizations, Offices and agencies of state government, Units of local government and Tribal governments. Priority will be given to Tribal governments, tribal service organizations and culturally specific community organizations.

The funding supports Victim Services, Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART), Trainings and Special Projects that focus on violence against women. By statute, the awards should be disbursed as follows: 25% for law enforcement, 25% for prosecution, 30% victim services (10% has to be distributed to culturally specific community-based organizations), 5% to state and local courts, and 15% for discretionary distribution. There is a 25% match, non-federal match-cash or in-kind.


Subgrantees Include:

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) offers ongoing trainings and technical assistance for current Sub-grantees, Coalitions, Non-Profits, Government Entities, Tribal Nations, Education Districts, Colleges and Universities and the public in general.

Additionaly, GOYFF has developed training presentations on the basics of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Teen Dating Violence and Violence Prevention.  The training and outreach is provided not only to our sub grantees and advocates but also to the general public around the state.