Federal Grant Will Aid Victims of Domestic Violence

The Citizens’ Voice highlighted Congressman Cartwright’s work on the Appropriations Committee to secure federal funding for the Domestic Violence Service Center. The funding will provide survivors with the resources needed to seek justice and care. 

The Domestic Violence Service Center has received a $600,000 federal grant to hire more staff and legal representation, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, announced Tuesday.

The funding will support three staff attorneys and three legal assistants, allowing the center to increase its service capacity, Cartwright said in a news release.

The center plans to use the grant ‘to provide legal advice and representation in family law matters such as child support, custody, divorce and housing to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in Luzerne, Carbon, and Wyoming counties,’ he said.

The grant was through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, Cartwright said.“