Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $600,000 to Support Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
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 a total of $612,608 to the First Nations Women’s Alliance in Devils Lake and the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold.
The First Nations Women’s Alliance received $312,608 through the DOJ’s Grants to Support Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program, which supports the development and operation of nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions. Specifically, today’s funds will be used to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against Native American women, enhance the response to violence, provide assistance to tribal communities and assist tribes in developing and promoting policies and best practices that can help to combat violent crimes.
The Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold received $300,000 through the DOJ’s Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, which works to provide intervention, advocacy and support services for victims of sexual assault. Specifically, the funds will be used to continue advocacy and core program services.
“It’s important for us to invest in programs that address domestic violence and sexual assault,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grants will allow the First Nations Women’s Alliance and the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold to continue their efforts to strengthen tribal communities and keep women safe.”
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