Gov. Perry Announces Award of $178,646 To Programs Combating Violence Against Women
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the award of $178,646 in grants to three programs dedicated to combating violent crimes against women and offering services to victims of these crimes. The grants are awarded under the federal S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and are distributed by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD).
“These programs and services will give victims the hope and support they need during these times of crisis,” Perry said. “Through additional education and increased law enforcement we will reinforce the message that violence against women will not be tolerated.”
VAWA programs address family violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence through projects administered by law enforcement, courts, and victim services agencies. These projects provide essential services, promote outreach to underserved communities and improve training for victim advocates. Grant funds also maintain family violence and sexual assault task forces and strengthen prosecution of offenders who commit violent crimes against women.
Each year, CJD provides more that $130 million in grants to help Texans at the forefront of the fight against crime. CJD funds a variety of juvenile justice, criminal justice, and victim services programs – all aimed at making Texas a safer place.
The awards include:
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