Hoeven: DOJ Awards $300K to Support Rural Crisis Intervention Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $300,000 to CAWS North Dakota, the statewide sexual and domestic violence coalition. In partnership with three crisis intervention centers, including Safe Alternatives for Abused Families, Domestic Violence & Abuse Center Inc. and Abused Persons Outreach Center, CAWS North Dakota will use the funds to support an 18-month project in Ramsey, Benson, Walsh, Cavalier and Griggs counties to:

  • Enhance sexual assault advocacy services to Native and underserved victims.
  • Strengthen the identification and assessment of victims and response to sexual assault.
  • Expand local, direct advocacy services and support to aging victims.

“Today’s funds will help ensure that rural residents in our state who have been victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have access to vital support and services when they need them most,” Hoeven said.