From Congressman Andy Harris:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced an award of $600,000 for the Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center in Bel Air. The Office of Violence Against Women under the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded the funds under the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. There are many victims that will benefit from this Center and that will receive support to continue with their lives.
According to the DOJ, “The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Inc. (SARC) will use this supplemental award to provide legal and family law services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who reside in Harford County. SARC will use funds from this award to 1) provide brief advice and counsel to 700 survivors per year, 2) provide legal representation on protective orders and protective order modifications, 3) provide legal representation in immigration matters, 4) provide a divorce lawyer in divorce and/or custody matters, 5) provide assistance and referrals for family law legal services, and 6) provide court accompaniment and court advocacy.”
Rep. Harris made the following statement:
“I strongly support efforts to assist victims of sexual assault and spousal abuse. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I applaud the DOJ’s decision to fund this Resource Center for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Harford County. Improving the safety and security of women in our community is a top priority.” We are hoping that this center will grow even more in coming years.
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