JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi organizations will split more than $6 million to respond to domestic violence.
U.S. attorneys Chad Lamar and Mike Hurst announced the federal grants Thursday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health will receive more than $2 million to support law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim services providers and courts.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is receiving $2 million.
Part will pay for a prosecutor to pursue cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes in tribal court, federal court, or both.
Some of the money will pay for community responses to violence against women and provide services for sexual assault victims.