Grant for Lyon, Churchill domestic violence victims | NevadaAppeal.com

Grant for Lyon, Churchill domestic violence victims

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has awarded Nevada a $450,000 grant for its Improving Criminal Justice Response program.

That program is designed to build partnerships between state and local prosecutors, courts, victim service providers and law enforcement to better handle sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking cases.

Attorney General Adam Laxalt said the money will specifically serve Lyon and Churchill counties, facilitating partnerships with law enforcement and service providers to better serve victims of those crimes.

The money, he said, will pay the salary of a prosecutor to focus solely on domestic and sexual violence, stalking and dating violence cases for victims from age 11 up in those two counties. It will also help fund local service provider and advocacy agencies in Lyon and Churchill.