Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Response Efforts in Grand Forks and Nelson Counties

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Violence Against Women, has awarded $500,000 to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), Incorporated in Grand Forks. Today’s grant will support the CVIC’s efforts to respond to cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in surrounding, rural communities, in partnership with Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department and Spectra Health.

“Regardless of location, survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking must receive access to resources and support,” said Hoeven. “Today’s funding will help ensure local law enforcement and service providers are able to provide critical support to survivors in Grand Forks and Nelson counties.”