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Ky Justice Cabinet to Award $2M to Combat Violence Against Women

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Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley said on Monday his cabinet is awarding nearly two million dollars in grants to applicants to combat violence against women. 

According to a release, the funds can be used to develop and strengthen law enforcement, judicial strategies and victim services in cases involving violence against women. Crimes include domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

Applications are due to the justice department website by September 15. The awards will be announced in January.

The funding is available through the STOP Violence Against Women Act.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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