Legal Aid Funding to Fight Domestic Violence Increased in House Bill

An amendment to increase funding for a grant program that supports legal assistance to victims of domestic violence was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives on June 17.

The amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill increased funding for the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women’s Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program by $4 million—from $37 million to $41 million. It passed the House by a vote of 425 to 4 (Roll Call Vote 354).

More information on the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program

From LSC Updates, June 18, 2009

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