The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has been awarded a significant amount of funding as they continue the fight to combat violence against women in the Commonwealth.
The Office on Violence Against Women is commemorating the 29th anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act—the Act’s signature program is the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants program, which awards funds to states and territories to promote coordinated community response to ensure the safety of survivors.
The Office on Violence Against Women is awarding $2.4 million under the STOP program to the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to help ensure the capacity to develop programs to end gender-based violence and hold offenders accountable.
The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is the second largest cabinet in state government with more than 7,000 employees. The cabinet oversees five departments, including the Kentucky State Police, Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Criminal Justice Training, and the Department of Public Advocacy. The cabinet also administers the Office of the State Medical Examiner and the Office of Drug Control Policy.