Attorney General Frosh Urges Congress to Support Funding Under Violence Against Women Act

BALTIMORE, MD (September 17, 2018) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined 55 other state and territory attorneys general in urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) before it expires this year. “Thousands of victims of sexual violence depend on programs that receive grant funding through VAWA,” said Attorney General Frosh. “To allow this legislation to expire would be devastating to those affected by sexual violence, and extremely disruptive to victims who are recovering with the help of these crucial resources. Sexual assault and violence is unacceptable, and we need to do everything we can to prevent it and support victims of these heinous crimes.”

Under VAWA, originally passed in 1994, over $6 billion in grant funding has been awarded to government and nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants have funded training and assistance to address and reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

The grants have also funded resources and services to assist survivors, prosecute offenders, and facilitate partnerships between prosecutors, judges, advocates, community organizations, and health care providers.

In their letter, the attorneys general emphasized the importance of VAWA in reducing the rate of sexual violence toward women and addressing the devastating effects of these crimes. They urged Congress to continue funding for programs that have helped millions of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

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