Southeast Missouri Network against Sexual Violence Awarded $750,000 Grant

The Southeast Missouri Network against Sexual Violence (SEMO-NASV) was recently awarded a federal grant that is worth a total of $750,000 from the Office on Violence against Women for a three year project to sustain and expand services for victims of all ages of sexual violence within in the rural part of Southeast Missouri. This new award builds on a prior grant from OVW funding totaling $499,951 that was initially awarded three years ago. The new project will allow SEMO-NASV to give victims of all ages support along with direct services and also deliver evidence-based child abuse prevention education to a total of eight rural counties in the region including (Bollinger, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Scott and Stoddard) and rural census tracts of Cape Girardeau County. This grant will be utilized to cut down on violent crime against women and youth in the region and promote victim safety by investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention and other uses.

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