$6M to Mississippi groups to respond to domestic violence

Published 10:27 am Friday, September 18, 2020

(AP) — Mississippi organizations will split more than $6 million from the federal government to respond to domestic violence, U.S. attorneys Chad Lamar and Mike Hurst said Thursday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health will receive nearly $2.3 million to support law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim services providers and courts.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is receiving $2.1 million. Part will pay for a prosecutor to pursue cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes in tribal court, federal court, or both. Some of the money will pay for community responses to violence against women and provide services for sexual assault victims.
Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc., in Meridian, is receiving $550,000 for transitional housing for domestic violence victims.
The Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault is receiving $152,345, and the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence is receiving $91,274, to coordinate victim services and training. The coalition is also receiving $500,000 for training and technical assistance to colleges and universities to address violence against women on campus.
Our House, Inc., in Greenville, is receiving $288,300 to provide services for Black survivors of sexual assault in rural areas.

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