WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil announced Wisconsin’s Department of Justice was awarded more than $4.2 million in grant money to reduce and prevent domestic violence. The grants were awarded through the Violence Against Women Act, which Steil voted to reauthorize earlier this year.
“There is no partisanship when it comes to protecting women and girls. This money will go directly to services that help survivors and ensure the perpetrators of these evil crimes are brought to justice. I’ll continue supporting these critical programs to end violence against women.”
In April, Steil voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The grants are awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women which was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and subsequent legislation. This funding helps states reduce domestic violence, support survivors, and improve partnerships between state and local governments, and organizations helping survivors of assault.