Donald Trump famously boasted on CNN that he would “be the best thing that ever happened to women,” but cutting this program could have devastating consequences. The purpose of these grants is to ensure states and municipalities have the resources needed to help combat domestic violence.
Since its creation in 1994, the OVW has been responsible for more than $6 billion in grants to combat sexual assault, domestic assault, stalking against women and seniors. These grants help communities with outreach programs, transitional housing for those abused and training programs for potential victims and potential abusers. The 25 grant programs provide much needed resources across the United States and losing this valuable program could have devastating and unexpected consequences. There are more than 10 million people every year who are victims of domestic violence.
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