State awarded grants totaling $2.4 million to prevent violence

October 30, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The state has won $2.4 million in new and continuing federal grants to prevent family violence and support domestic violence victims, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend announced yesterday.

The grants include $140,626 for the House of Ruth to continue its court advocacy unit for domestic violence victims; $485,355 to train state troopers and local police officers on domestic violence policies and $542,174 for three initiatives in Montgomery County, including a prosecutor to handle domestic violence cases.

Pub Date: 10/30/98

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