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Van Hollen Awards $15,000 Grant To Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV)



Funding to Provide Training to Improve Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims of Color and their Children


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen presented a $15,000 grant award today to the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) to help fund the 13th Annual Leadership Institute for Communities of People of Color Working to End Domestic Violence.


The grant is made possible by the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Office of Crime Victim Services through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant program.

"As Attorney General, working to prevent domestic violence is a mission WCADV and I share", said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.  "We also believe that children and adults of color who become victims of domestic violence, regardless of their race or culture, require and deserve swift, effective responses from law enforcement to aftercare providers.  This grant will help the Coalition provide training across the state to address this very important training need. We at Justice are proud to be a partner with WCADV."


The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) is a statewide, non-profit, membership organization of battered women, formerly battered women, domestic abuse programs, and individuals committed to ending domestic violence.


"It is critical that all victims of domestic violence feel safe utilizing services that are culturally sensitive and relevant to their needs" said Patti Seeger, WCADV Executive Director. "We are grateful that the Department of Justice supports our work to foster the leadership of advocates of color. This ensures that services are accessible to all victims, regardless of race or culture."