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CABINET AWARDS FEDERAL GRANT MONEY TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Press Release Date:  February 21, 2005
Contact:  Ryan Watts
(502) 564-2611 Ext. 387
ryan.watts@ky.gov
 

$2 Million Awarded to Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Groups 

Frankfort, KY - On behalf of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence awarded nearly $2 million in Federal grant money to 33 different groups today. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funds the grant award money.

“Violence against women is an intolerable act upon which we will not except any excuse for this cowardly behavior,” said Lieutenant Governor Pence. “This grant award money will help fund our efforts to fight domestic violence in our communities across the Commonwealth.”

The grant money will be used by victim’s services groups, law enforcement, prosecutors and others helping victims. Services funded include legal support, therapy, emergency shelter and other aid.


RAPE - SEXUAL ASSAULT - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FACTS:
-Nationally 14% - 18% of all women will be raped or experience an attempted rape

-Kentucky estimates show 11.1% of women will be raped

-Estimates show only one in six rapes are ever reported to authorities

-In 2001 more then 580,000 women were victims of non-fatal violence by spouse/partner.

(***Grants Recipient List Attached***)


 05-VAWA AWARDS
 CITY AGENCY AWARD

 Ashland Safe Harbor of N.E. Kentucky,  $27,745.00
 Inc.

 Bowling Green Barren River Area Safe Space, $33,393.00
 Inc.

 Bowling Green Hope Harbor, Inc. $46,964.00

 Carlisle Nicholas County Attorney's  $36,937.00
 Office

 Covington Women's Crisis Center, Inc. $76,065.00

 Covington Kenton County Attorney $57,871.00

 Elizabethtown SpringHaven, Inc. $27,205.00

 Flemingsburg Fleming Co. Fiscal Court $38,569.00

 Frankfort Office of the Attorney General $65,346.00

 Frankfort KY Assn. Of Sexual Assault  $71,007.00
 Program

 Frankfort KY Assn. of Sexual Assault  $79,350.00
 Program

 Frankfort KY. Domestic Violence Assn. $82,961.00

 Frankfort Cabinet for Health & Family  $73,361.00
 Services

 Hopkinsville Sanctuary, Inc. $43,433.00

 Lancaster Garrard County Attorney's Office $35,159.00

 Lexington University of Kentucky  $5,479.00
 Research Fdn.

 Lexington YWCA of Lexington $31,353.00

 Lexington Chrysalis House, Inc. $39,200.00

 Lexington Lexington-Fayette Urban Co.  $60,000.00
 Government

 Lexington Fayette Co. Sheriff's Office $96,937.00

 London Laurel County Attorney's  $36,509.00
 Office

 Louisville Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office $31,285.00

 Louisville Jefferson Co. Attorney's Office $142,897.00

 Louisville The Center for Women and  $38,532.00
 Families, Inc.

 CITY AGENCY AWARD

 Louisville Louisville Metro Police Dept. $141,310.00

 Morehead Legal Aid of the Bluegrass $142,036.00

 Morehead Rowan County Fiscal Court $31,195.00

 Paducah McCracken Co. Attorney $42,751.00

 Paintsville Martin Co. Commonwealth  $34,302.00
 Atty.

 Paris Bourbon Co. Attorney's Office $40,762.00

 Prestonsburg Appalachian Research &  $173,835.00
 Defense Fund of Kentucky

 Williamsburg City of Williamsburg $58,032.00

  Winchester Clark County Attorney’s Office    $32,400.00 

 

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Last updated: Monday, February 21, 2005