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US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women


October 1, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it gives tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it tries to tackle the high rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said.

The department’s third-highest ranking official said more than $113 million in public safety funding will be doled out to 133 tribes and Alaska Native villages to try to address the issue.


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