Despite Sequester, Feds Award Grants to Prevent Domestic Abuse Homicides

Monday, March 18, 2013

In an era when the Violence Against Women Act has proven to be hugely divisive, and budgets are being slashed because of the sequester, the Department of Justice has awarded millions in grant money to domestic violence prevention programs.

Ten states are receiving a total of $2.3 million dollars to bolster their efforts to prevent domestic violence homicides. The new program is called the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative. Integral to the initiative is Suzanne C. Dubus, the CEO of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, which advocates for the end of domestic violence and provides care for victims.  

Guests:

Suzanne C. Dubus

Produced by:

Ibby Caputo

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Prevention strategies for women caught in domestic violence situations is to get the women out of their dangerous situations.

I'll listen to the segment again, but I wasn't sure what the plan was that Suzanne C.Dubus was suggesting. I might have just spaced.

What will she do with the money she gets from the Government? Was she surprised that her office got money at this time?
I would like to hear from a specific person who was helped by Suzanne and her agency.

Mar. 18 2013 06:44 PM
listener

What about "prevention strategies" to avoid the violence of domestic economic collapse like the US Senate and President providing a serious budget after spending trillions?

How much did the last Presidential vacation to Hawaii cost? More than 2.3 million?

Mar. 18 2013 09:33 AM

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