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Legal aid for female assault survivors to get $50 million from DOJ



In its latest announcement, the Justice Department announced that it will award $49.85 million in grants to the U.S. Office on Violence Against Women to support the provision of legal services to survivors of "gender-based violence."


As part of its Legal Assistance for Victims Program, OVW awarded more than $35 million to 59 grantees, as well as more than $14 million to 26 projects under its Justice for Families Program. Family members with a history of domestic violence will benefit from these projects.


The grants were described as essential to bringing justice within reach of victims by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland in a press release on Aug. 26.


Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault can receive legal assistance through the Legal Assistance for Victims Program. As part of the Legal Assistance for Victims Program, the Eight Northern Pueblos Council, Inc. from New Mexico will receive $599,361.


Justice for Families Program provides legal assistance to survivors, training to child protective services workers, and funding for court and court-related programs.



29 August 2022

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