A nearly half-million dollar federal grant was announced this week to support improved responses to domestic violence in Fresno County.
The Marjaree Mason Center, Comprehensive Youth Services and Fresno County Superior Court will collaborate to establish the Fresno County Justice for Families program using the $485,573 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
The program is set to begin providing services on Dec. 1, to victims and abusers as well as professional education to those who work with them. Videoconferencing services will also begin in the spring to allow rural victims to connect to services remotely.
Throughout the three-year grant period, the Justice for Families program is targeted to assist a total of 900 people seeking protective orders, provide supervised visits to 310 families, and deliver 186 hours of professional education.