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Tucson City Court Receives Nearly $500,000 in Federal Grant Money to Support Domestic Violence Court Efforts

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX – Today, U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced that $497,062 in additional grant funds have been made available to the Tucson City Court in support of its Domestic Violence Court, with the goal of administering justice, strengthening services to victims of violence, and reducing violence against women.  The grant funds were awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice.

     “I am pleased to announce that the Justice Department has awarded such significant funding to the Tucson City Court. This grant will enable the Tucson City Court to provide assistance that is crucial to families that find themselves in the court system struggling to recover and heal from the devastation of domestic violence.” said U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo.  “We encourage all agencies to be proactive and apply for future grant funding through our Office on Violence Against Women.”

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Updated September 4, 2015

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Press Release Number: 2015-067_TUCSON C. COURT GRANT (2015-FJ-AX-0008)