Hoeven Announces More Than $830,000 in Funding to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault, Help Public Defenders and Prosecutors Continue to Serve Local Communities
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded three grants totaling $830,917 to the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks, the North Dakota Department of Health and the Bank of North Dakota. Details of the awards are as follows:
- Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks – $450,000 – These funds are awarded by the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to provide education and training for law enforcement and individuals in the Grand Forks area as well as operational support for CVIC.
- North Dakota Department of Health – $349,325 – These funds are awarded by the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to support rape crisis centers and organizations that provide assistance and services to survivors of sexual assault.
- Bank of North Dakota – $31,592 – The funds, awarded through the DOJ’s John R. Justice Grant Program, will be used to provide loan repayment assistance for local and state public defenders and prosecutors who are committed to remain in their positions for at least three years.
“It is important that we work to prevent sexual assault in North Dakota and that survivors have access to services to keep them safe and help them recover,” Hoeven said. “Today’s funds will help ensure that sexual assault survivors have access to support. The funds will also help public defenders and prosecutors serve our local communities.”
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