Sep 10 2003

Graham Announces $477,000 to Fight Domestic Violence in Spartanburg

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the City of Spartanburg will receive a $477,019 grant to combat domestic violence. The funds will be used to increase cooperation and coordination among the community and government agencies to address domestic violence, maintain a domestic violence court, work to decrease the domestic violence recidivism rate, and improve the response to domestic violence in the underserved population which include people with disabilities and the elderly. “Domestic violence is a devastating crime that not only brings physical harm, but also destroys families,” said Graham. “We must punish domestic violence offenders, and offer support to the victims.” This is continued funding for the program in Spartanburg, which has previously received $816,689 in grant money. The grant program is authorized by the Violence Against Women Act, and was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. ####