O’Halleran Applauds $2.5 Million Awarded Throughout Arizona to Address Violence Against Women

December 18, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the announcement of $2.5 million in funding authorized under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) awarded to 22 organizations throughout Arizona—including six organizations in Arizona’s First Congressional District—that address sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, stalking, and dating violence.

“As a former law enforcement officer, I have seen firsthand the uniquely heinous kind of damage domestic and sexual violence can do to survivors and families,” said O’Halleran. “Today, I am pleased to see much-needed funding headed to Arizona organizations that are working tirelessly to ensure survivors can access the resources, support, and protection they need. We must permanently reauthorize VAWA and continue the fight for change at every level.”

In Arizona’s First Congressional District, funding was awarded to:

  • Against Abuse, Inc., Casa Grande, AZ
  • Alice's Place, Inc., Winslow, AZ
  • Gila River Health Care, Sacaton, AZ
  • Navajo County Attorney's Office
  • North Country HealthCare, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Victim Witness Services for Coconino County, Flagstaff, AZ

The following organizations in Arizona were also awarded funding:

  • Amberly's Place Family Advocacy Center
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory Council
  • BLOOM365
  • City of Prescott Police Department
  • Family Violence Center, Arizona State University
  • Legal Services for Crime Victims in Arizona
  • Mariposa Community Health Center
  • New Life Center
  • Pinal County Attorney's Office
  • Prescott Valley Police Department
  • Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
  • Sojourner Center
  • Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
  • Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center
  • Surprise Prosecutor's Office

Today’s funding was awarded via the Arizona STOP Violence Against Women Grant program funded by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women, authorized by the Violence Against Women Act.