Hoeven: DOJ Awards $400,000 to Support Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks

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 $400,000 to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks. The funds will be used to provide victims of crime with assistance in obtaining emergency protection orders, direct legal representation and consultation in family and other related civil cases. The Center will also continue to provide legal representation and assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence in Grand Forks and Nelson counties. The grant is made available through the DOJ’s Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program.

“The CVIC in Grand Forks has provided critical services to victims of crime for the past 30 years,” Hoeven said. “Since then, it has worked to ensure the safety of countless children and adults impacted by violence, and this grant will allow the CVIC to continue its important work.”