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The grant money will be distributed to local non-profits to hire domestic violence advocates who will work out of Department of Human Services offices
Attorney General John Kroger today announced an $800,000 federal grant to help combat domestic and sexual violence against pregnant and parenting teens and women.
"This grant will provide crucial support for pregnant and parenting teens and women who are victims of domestic and sexual violence," said Deputy Attorney General Mary Williams.
The Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims Services Division will distribute the money to local non-profits through a competitive process. The nonprofits will hire more than a dozen domestic and sexual violence advocates, who will be stationed in local Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency offices to improve services for victims.
The Oregon Violence in Pregnancy and Parenting Intervention Project is based on a proven model of intervention for victims of intimate partner violence.
The Oregon grant was part of $27 million in competitive grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Affordable Care Act.
Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department's mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, promote a positive business climate, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.
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