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Grant Awarded to Combat Domestic Violence in Concord

In Concord, it has been announced that a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will pay for a Spanish-speaking counselor and therapist to prevent domestic violence in the Monument corridor.  Both will help victims who may not be able to speak English.

The grant has been awarded to Monument Community Partnership and STAND for Families Free of Violence.  Both organizations will use the funds over the next two years to hire a full-time community counselor, a full-time victim advocate and a part-time therapist.  All of the new employees will speak English and Spanish.

Bryan Balch, the executive director of the Monument Community Partnership said, "Our long-term goal at the Monument Community Partnership is to create a totally family-style community where people feel safe to go out, and we have neighbors standing up against domestic violence."

Additionally, the partnership will conduct information sessions on the topic of domestic abuse and distribute materials to people that explain how to put an end to domestic violence.

Are you the victim of domestic abuse?  If so, get the protection you need by hiring a family lawyer.