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Safe Place Officials Worried About Future Funding

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Officials with Safe Place of the Permian Basin say they're in danger of losing funding for counseling and legal advocacy programs. They attribute their concerns to the Violence Against Women Act.     

The VAWA expired over a year ago. Temporary authorizations have kept the funding in place. Safe Place of the Permian Basin receives approximately $80,000 in funding through the VAWA each year. This money is dedicated to providing therapy and counseling for adult victims. Officials say these funds also provide life-saving legal advocacy for victims needing protective orders and court accompaniment. 

Safe Place says the public can help by joining the VAWA day of Action on Wednesday, November 14th. They say you can tell our legislators that you want VAWA reauthorized in Congress before they adjourn for the holidays   

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