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Grant gives domestic violence fight in Lynchburg nearly half-million-dollar boost

MARCH 2, 2017 Armed with new funds to help assault victims obtain protective court orders and to investigate and prosecute abusers, Lynchburg authorities are ramping up their efforts to fight domestic violence.A federal grant of nearly half a million dollars, secured by the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, will help pay for initiatives to combat abuse and…
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Lynchburg courts offer advocate for domestic violence victims – New service in Lynchburg to help domestic violence survivors

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 The Lynchburg court system now offers two advocates who specialize in protective orders.The positions are grant funded through the Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney's office and the YWCA of Central Virginia.Debbie Drake and Pam Cooke are available to help domestic violence victims fill out paperwork and get away from dangerous situations."We have women and men…
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