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Authorities announce federal award funding for Northeast Ohio to fight domestic violence

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 17:09:35-04

CLEVELAND — County and federal officials announced Wednesday afternoon that the Northern District of Ohio will receive awards from the Department of Justice to help bring an end to domestic violence.

The event, which is held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, showcased law enforcement's response at combating domestic violence.

According to officials, 65 grants totaling $29 million have been awarded to Northeast Ohio. The money will go to enhance domestic violence crime fighting efforts, add transitional housing for victims and pay for the further testing of rape kits.

The news conference was held by officials from the Office on Violence Against Women, the U.S. Attorney's Office and Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.