Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan says his office received the grant through the U.S. Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women.
The grant will fund a full-time coordinator position, a victim/witness advocate to be part of a high-risk team and a part-time domestic violence prosecutor. They will work with prosecutors and police on prosecutions and high-risk assessments.
The high-risk team was established in 2010 in response to a district-wide increase in serious domestic violence offenses. It is a collaboration of the DA’s office, police departments, probation, parole and sheriffs’ departments, emergency dispatch, bail commissioners, victim advocacy organizations and the state Department of Children and Families.