The Justice Department's Office of Violence Against Women will direct more than $33 million in grant funding to California to support efforts to curb domestic violence throughout the state.
The OVW grants will provide resources to local prosecutors, victim service providers, healthcare professionals, training organizations, and academic researchers, including several with a national scope.
"Putting an end to domestic violence requires effort from everyone in a community and OVW is proud to support the work being done in California," said OVW Principal Deputy Director Laura L. Rogers. "Our funding supports law enforcement, prosecutors and brings people together to work for a common cause. These strong partnerships lead to creative solutions to prevent violence."
Among the $33 million in awards that will be issued to organizations and government agencies in California are:
$14.77 million to the state to support law enforcement, prosecutors, victim services providers, and courts to respond to domestic and sexual violence, including over $1 million to improve criminal justice responses in Marin and Alameda counties;
$4.2 million to domestic violence organizations to provide legal service to victims, including $600,000 to the Los Angeles-based Peace Over Violence to provide no-cost legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, including those with disabilities;
$4.13 million for improving criminal justice responses grant program also known as the Arrest Program, including $999,700 to Sacramento County and $1 million to Tulare County;
$1.5 million to advocacy groups to help culturally and linguistically specific services programs, including $300,000 to the Sacramento-based My Sister's House;
$2.1 million to domestic violence shelters to provide transitional housing and therapy services, including $450,000 to Crisis Intervention Services dba Tahoe SAFE Alliance;
$91,000 to the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and $552,000 to the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, two statewide organizations working to address violence against women; and
$400,000 to promote enhanced training and services to end violence and abuse of elderly women in Contra Costa County.
Check here or more information on the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women.