THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Salt Lake City, Utah) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 27, 1998
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Today, the Justice Department is awarding more than $135 million in grants under the Violence Against Women program to help state and local authorities combat domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. This money will be used to train police, hire prosecutors and provide assistance to victims. Since I signed the Crime Act in 1994, we have begun to transform the way law enforcement deals with domestic violence. We should be proud of the efforts underway in communities across our nation to stop these serious crimes. These funds will help every state build and expand on the programs they have developed to ensure that abusers are captured, prosecuted and punished.