Hoeven Announces DOJ Grant to Support Services for Victims of Violent Crimes

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a grant totaling $844,869 to the North Dakota Department of Health to develop and implement programs to assist North Dakota women who have been victims of violent crimes. The grant will support developing victim-centered law enforcement, prosecution and court strategies that address violent crimes against women and foster effective victim services.

“Preventing and combating violence against women is imperative,” said Hoeven. “It is equally important to provide resources and support to the individuals who have been victims of violent crimes to help them secure justice and find the services they need to begin the healing process. This DOJ grant will help our state better help women who have been victims of violent crimes.”

The grant awarded to North Dakota is authorized through DOJ’s STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. The grant program was reauthorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.