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The State Of Virginia Okay’s Domestic Violence Grant

Posted by familydynamics on January 23, 2008

Washington County Domestic Violence Deputy Stephen Reed thinks of himself as the safety net. After everyone has left the scene of a domestic violence call, Reed comes back. He checks on the victim, takes out any protective orders or arrest warrants if need be and makes sure the victim received services. “A lot of people won’t tell the first officer on the scene,” he said. He also said that if he wasn’t here a lot of people would fall through the cracks. That won’t happen this year.

The Sheriff’s Office has been approved for a $48,220 state administered federal grant to continue the V-Stop Program, a program that provides for information and assistance to victims of domestic violence in obtaining warrants, protective orders, etc.  Reed works together with the courts and victim advocacy organizations to guide victims through the process of seeking help whether or not they prosecute their abusers.

If you live in Virginia and you are in need of help, please look into this information.


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