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  • Grant will aid domestic violence victims

  • Victims of domestic violence in Jackson County will now have someone to help them navigate the criminal justice system, thanks to a two-year federal grant.
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  • Victims of domestic violence in Jackson County will now have someone to help them navigate the criminal justice system, thanks to a two-year federal grant.
    The county was awarded $160,000 for the 2013-15 biennium through the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. The grant will pay for a full-time advocate who will work alongside victims of domestic and sexual violence while their case goes from grand jury selection to verdict.
    Diana Hamilton, director of the Victim's Assistance Program at the Jackson County District Attorney's Office, said the advocate can assist prosecutors in helping victims through an often complicated process.
    Jackson County was one of 14 entities in Oregon to receive the funds, according to Oregon Department of Justice officials.
    Read more about this grant in Monday's Mail Tribune
    - Ryan Pfeil
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