Hoeven: DOJ Awards Nearly $240K to Support Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Across North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $239,532 to CAWS North Dakota. The funding is made available through the DOJ’s State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program and supports the coordination of victim services as well as the collaboration of federal, state and local organizations to respond to sexual assault and domestic violence. The funds will enable CAWS North Dakota to provide technical assistance and training and enhance standards of service for its member agencies, among other things.

“In order to prevent violence and protect those who have already been victimized, we need comprehensive services that involve a wide-range of partners,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grant will help CAWS North Dakota to continue building partnerships across the state, improving the quality of services available and connecting victims to service providers to help them stay safe and recover.”