Kennedy announces $2.3 million grant to combat violence against women

Kennedy announces $2.3 million grant to combat violence against women
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To:Kennedy Press (Kennedy) Wed, Sep 16 at 5:03 PM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2020 Jess Andrews Kennedy announces $2.3 million grant to combat violence against women “People who commit heinous crimes against women need to be held accountable. This program will help Louisiana implement successful prevention strategies and deliver justice. This funding will support a vital community-based initiative to combat violence against women.” WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,328,643 from the Department of Justice to support the Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program through the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. “People who commit heinous crimes against women need to be held accountable. This program will help Louisiana implement successful prevention strategies and deliver justice. This funding will support a vital community-based initiative to combat violence against women,” said Kennedy. The STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program works to strengthen the criminal justice system’s response to violent crimes against women and improve victim services.

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