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Cape Organizations Receive Grants to Help Prevent Domestic Violence

Filed in Health and Wellness, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments • views: 531

A recent grant award from Governor Charlie Baker’s office will benefit four Cape Cod agencies in their work to prevent domestic violence.

$2.7 million is being awarded statewide to community-based organizations, police departments, and state agencies to develop and strengthen law enforcement response, prosecution strategies, and victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.

Here on Cape Cod, the Yarmouth Police Department will receive $55,000, Mashpee Police will receive $47,500; Independence House will receive $115,000, and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will be given $25,000.

These grants were made possible through the Violence Against Women Act’s (VAWA) Services Training Officers Prosecutors (VAWA STOP) Grant Program. The VAWA STOP Program is administered by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research. The administration also announced the 2018 Action Plan for the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

“Support through the VAWA STOP Program allows our partner organizations to implement innovative approaches to address the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Baker. “This funding is critical in strengthening the essential role that law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim services professionals play in cases of violent crimes against women and in making Massachusetts a safer state for all.”

Visit Governor Baker’s website for further information.


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