DOJ to Issue Grants for Sexual Assault Victim Support

Fond du Lac County
is one of ten counties in Wisconsin
that will be eligible for money from the Wisconsin Department of Justice for
the purpose of helping victims of sexual assault. The D-O-J will award
920-thousand dollars to those 10 counties through grants to sexual assault
victim support service providers. Fond du Lac
County along with Brown, Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee,
Outagamie, Racine,
Rock, Sauk and Winnebago counties have the highest numbers of unsubmitted
sexual assault kits in the state. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says
in addition to direct support for victims of sexual assault, “the grant funds
will provide training to law enforcement, prosecutors and hospitals in these
counties”.  The grants are part of the
state’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.