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Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $400,000 In Federal Funding For James City County To Prevent Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $416,248 in federal funding for James City County to prevent violence against women. The funds will be used toward a program that will educate domestic violence survivors about risk factors for homicide and provide them with support services, train and educate criminal justice professionals and allied agencies on best practices to investigate and prosecute crimes against women, and identify potential high-risk offenders. The money is awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice through the Violence Against Women Act.

“We are proud to announce this federal funding to help James City County address and prevent violence against women,” the Senators said. “We are thankful to local leaders who are collaborating with non-profits and criminal justice professionals to protect the community.”

In 2013, Warner and Kaine supported the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that authorized the funding available in today’s grant and created essential protections for survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.  Congress must reauthorize the law, which expires every five years, before the end of the month.