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Violence Against Women Act Might Lose Funding

Congress must periodically vote to reauthorize the act, and if they can‘t agree on the fiscal cliff issue, much of Indiana's $5.5 million will be gone.

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Laura Berry, with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence says the funding provides safety and resources for women and children.

Victims of domestic violence face an uncertain future with funding for the Violence Against Women Act tied up in the debate over the fiscal cliff.

Congress must periodically vote to reauthorize the act, and if they can‘t reach agreement on the fiscal cliff issue, a lot of the funding will be gone. The Violence Against Women Act funds $5.5 million in Indiana.

Laura Berry, with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence says the funding helps law enforcement and prosecutor‘s offices curtail the violence and provides safety and resources for women and children.

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