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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Awards Grants to Fund Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Eleven Agencies Awarded a Total of $560, 920 in Grant Funds


MADISON — Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen and the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) -- Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS) announced today the awarding of $560, 920 in STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Victim Services (STOP VAWA) grants in 2014.  The grants to 11 agencies fund services provided to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout the state of Wisconsin.  A list of the agencies awarded grants is available here.


“We know many cases of domestic violence go unreported,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.  “The services enabled by these grants and provided by the dedicated professionals who serve victims are critical – they help victims recover and rebuild their lives but also ensure the criminal justice process moves forward to hold offenders accountable and prevent further violence.”


Enacted in 1994, VAWA is a state administered, federally funded program.  STOP Violence Against Women Act Formula Grant funds are awarded annually to the OCVS from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. 


The goal of the Victim Services grant funds is to keep women and their children safe and hold perpetrators accountable while meeting victims’ immediate safety and physical needs, as well as their long-term care and recovery needs.


Click here for more information about these STOP VAWA grants.