Justice Department allocates $35.7 million in grants to support sexual assault victims

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Justice Department Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in Washington.
The Justice Department allocated $35.7 million in grants for victims of sexual assault. 
The agency issued a total of 56 grant awards — one for each state, DC, and five US territories.
Attorney General Garland said the grants will help provide “care that survivors need and deserve.”

The Department of Justice is allocating $35.7 million in grants for victims of sexual assault. 

The agency announced on Friday that the Office on Violence Against Women will issue 56 grant awards — one for each state, DC, and five US territories.

“For nearly two decades, the Justice Department’s Sexual Assault Services Program has demonstrated our commitment to providing comprehensive support to survivors of sexual assault,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

“This grant funding will go directly toward strengthening the efforts of agencies and organizations across the country…

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