The Crystal Judson Family Justice Center will receive a U.S. Department of Justice grant in the amount of $750,000 over two years, according to a statement released yesterday by Pierce County. The award, made under the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program, encourages the treatment of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking as serious violations of criminal law.
This funding will allow the Family Justice Center to partner with local agencies to address violence against women among diverse and traditionally underserved populations and will strengthen the Family Justice Centers goal of providing comprehensive victim services.
The grant will support partnerships with Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the YWCA of Pierce County, Korean Womens Association, Indochinese Cultural and Service Center, Pierce County District Court Probation, Tacoma City Attorneys Office, and the Pierce County Sheriffs Department.
The Family Justice Center concept centers around providing multiple services in one location. This funding allows us to partner with many of the agencies that are providing domestic violence services to the victims in our community, and bring the services here, said Susan Adams, the Director of the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center.
“This award enhances our ongoing commitment to providing services to victims of domestic violence in our community, said Rick Talbert, Deputy Mayor of the Tacoma City Council and Chair of the Executive Board of the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center.