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Walsh: New Grants Provide Important, Overdue Step to Preventing Sexual Violence in the Bakken


Senator John Walsh today called the Department of Justice’s announcement of Office of Violence Against Women grants an important step in preventing and prosecuting crimes of domestic and sexual violence: “These grants are an important and overdue step to help local communities in the Bakken region prosecute crimes of violence against women and educate the public about sexual assault prevention, making our state safer and stronger.

By taking this important first step, we are strengthening our judicial institutions and creating a more effective framework to address future abuse for the Fort Peck Tribes.”

While traveling across the state, Walsh has repeatedly heard from Montanans about the importance of funding Violence Against Women programs.

The Justice Department grants will go to the Fort Peck Assiniboine Tribes and Sioux in Poplar and the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in Helena as well as other organizations and communities in North Dakota.


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