Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Cabinet awarding $1.7 million in domestic violence/sexual assault prevention grants
Grant applications being accepted for Violence Against Women Act
Frankfort, KY –Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary General Norman E. Arflack announced today the Cabinet has approximately $1.7 million in federal grant funds to award to state and local groups who are victims of domestic and sexual violence.
“Domestic violence, sexual assaults and other offenses against women are intolerable”, says Justice Secretary General Arflack. “While we can’t completely stop the abuse, we can help these victims recover and hopefully minimize the chances of the abuse reoccurring.”
The grant money comes from federal funding. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides services to adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. These services include therapy, group counseling, court advocacy, legal advocacy and follow-up.
VAWA funding is available for programs that include law enforcement, prosecution, service programs and courts. Those interested in applying for the funding may obtain an application at our web-site: http://justice.ky.gov/departments/gmb/ or may contact the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet for additional information. Donna Langley, the VAWA Program Coordinator, is located at 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. She can be contacted at 502-564-3251; 502-564-5244 fax; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
VAWA applications are due by the close of business September 22, 2006.