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Mayor Sarno joined with Secretary Galvin for Announcement of Funding to help combat Domestic Violence

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with Secretary of State William F. Galvin to announce new funding to help address domestic violence. Galvin, who administers the Massachusetts Address Confidentiality Program (ACP), visited Springfield today to announce the creation of a new grant program for providers of services to victims of domestic violence.

The $100,000 program will provide funding to organizations helping to spread awareness of the many services already available to those who have been abused, sexually assaulted or stalked.  The funding, which was included in the State budget that was signed by Governor Maura Healey, is part of the statewide Domestic Violence Service Provider Grant Program and will be administered through Secretary Galvin’s Office.

Secretary Galvin stated, “It is clear to anyone who has been following the news over the past year that we are facing a statewide crisis of domestic violence.  This new grant program is targeted at increasing awareness, not only of this upsurge in violence, but also of the services available to those trying to leave an abusive situation.”

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Secretary Galvin for visiting Springfield today and sharing this good news.  I cannot thank him enough for his continued support, especially with this new grant funding to help address and increase awareness to the growing crisis of domestic violence across our Commonwealth.  My administration, through our Springfield Police Department (SPD) under the command of Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood, continues to support a dedicated Domestic Violence Unit for those in need.  Our dedicated Domestic Violence Coordinator and Advocate do a tremendous job in offering resources and support, and any assistance from the state is greatly appreciated.”   

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