Hoeven Announces $840K DOJ Grant to Address Violence Against Women, Support Victim Safety & Services

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a two-year grant of $840,625 to the North Dakota Department of Health to develop and implement effective, victim-centered strategies for law enforcement, prosecution, courts and victim services to address violent crimes against women. The funds are made available through DOJ’s STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program.

“Through the dedicated work of our state’s law enforcement, courts and service providers, both public and private, victims of violence have a place to turn to ensure their safety and help them recover,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grant is a part of our ongoing work to support these important efforts to prevent violence, protect victims and bring offenders to justice.”