Reed, Whitehouse Announce $2 Million in Anti-Domestic Violence Grants & Call for Swift Passage of VAWA

12/13/2019 — 

Senator Reed and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joined with women’s advocates and survivors of domestic abuse to call on the U.S. Senate to swiftly approve the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.  The bill preserves advancements to protect women that were made in previous reauthorizations, and includes improvements to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault and to support survivors.  The Senators also outlined federal funding that Rhode Island organizations are receiving, including five grants totaling over $2 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to support crime victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and strengthen services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.