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"I spoke out to put a face to the issue for the millions of women, men and children who suffer in silence and to say that you are not alone. Help is available." ~ Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor (Photo by Christopher Mason)

FY2016 Budget Ask for Sexual and Domestic Violence Services

An additional $6.134 million in funds for sexual and domestic violence services will make a significant difference in the ability of local programs to respond to and meet the needs in their communities. Specifically, it will 1) finally restore the funding cuts from FY2009 for sexual assault, including culturally specific services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Transgender and immigrant communities, and batterer’s intervention programs; 2) increase capacity for community based domestic violence services of another advocate per 100,000 individuals across Massachusetts; and 3) support medical accompaniment by a rape crisis advocate in the Berkshires, south shore and northeast regions. 

For more details:

Overview of FY2016 Budget Request

DPH Line Item 4513-1130Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention & Treatment Services

DCF Line Item 4800-1400Support Services for People at Risk of Domestic Violence

DPH Line item 4510-0810Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and Pediatric SANE

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