Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) has received nearly $5 million through the STOP Violence Against Women and the Sexual Assault Services (SAS) formula grant programs to prevent violent crimes against women and assist women who are victims of violence.
"Acts of violence against women are among the most cowardly and heinous acts a man can commit," said Murphy. "I'm pleased that North Carolina will receive federal dollars to facilitate state programs which help prevent acts of violence before they occur, provide comfort and peace to victims of domestic violence and bring justice to abusers."
The STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program, which awarded NCDPS $4,369,208, is given to states and territories in an effort to strengthen local law enforcement, prosecution and victim services programs related to violent crimes against women. The SAS Formula Grant Program, which awarded NCDPS $528,642, assists nongovernmental organizations that provide help to victims of sexual assault.
- Michael Mead
- Communications Director
- Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03)
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