Award from U.S. Department of Justice funds community-based projects.
TALLAHASSEE, FL— The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) today announces it has received a 2016 Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors (STOP) federal grant for more than $8 million that will fund services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Florida’s underserved communities. This funding will go toward critical services and programs provided by victim services providers, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and courts through contracts with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Florida Department of Health.
“Domestic violence is a horrible and inexcusable act that impacts many families and communities,” said DCF Secretary Mike Carroll. “DCF will continue to work in communities and with our partners across the state to help address this violence and help victims and their families heal and move forward.”
DCF is Florida’s designated agency to administer this annual grant, which is issued through the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
The Florida Department of Children and Families works in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.