Hoeven: DOJ Awards Nearly $700K to CVIC in Grand Forks for Prevention & Intervention for Youth Experiencing Domestic, Sexual Violence

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has awarded a $699,988 grant to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks. The award will build upon CVIC’s existing programs to prevent and intervene with youth and young adults experiencing domestic and sexual violence.

“Today’s award will support vital services for young people to not only intervene when violence has occurred, but also to work proactively to prevent violence before it happens,” Hoeven said.

With the funds, CVIC will hire a project coordinator, provide therapeutic and advocacy services and engage men as leaders and role models to prevent violence against youth, with an emphasis on rural and Native American populations. CVIC will partner with Grand Forks Public Schools, the University of North Dakota Dean of Students Office and six rural school districts including Emerado, Larimore, Manvel, Midway, Northwood and Thompson.