Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $79,000 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 $79,545 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The funds, awarded from the DOJ’s Office of Violence Against Women, will support the Violence Against Women Tribal Special U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) Project, which aims to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. In doing so, the program helps to increase the successful prosecution of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
“This funding will help to improve investigations, inter-governmental communication and training,” Hoeven said. “These measures will help to increase the successful prosecution of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, which will ultimately help to enhance public safety in tribal communities.”
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