Salt Lake City was selected Thursday to receive a $200,000 federal grant as part of an effort to combat domestic violence.
The money will help fund and train a team of investigators, prosecutors and advocates to address the needs of domestic violence victims."There is a critical need for specialists to fight this type of abuse and to stop the vicious cycle that leads women who've already been victimized into even more abusive relationships," Mayor Deedee Corradini said in a press release. "This grant will enable us to make a significant step in that direction."
Salt Lake City is one of 336 communities nationwide to share $46 million in grants from the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.