Domestic violence

Board of Supervisors to Discuss Domestic Violence, Foster Care

The federal sequester is expected to have a dramatic impact on the amount of county funding that goes toward helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence. (Photo by Deadly Domestic Violence, via Flickr)

The Great Recession devastated shelters for battered women. And while government funding has declined, the need for such services has drastically increased. This issue will be one of many discussed at Tuesday’s county Board of Supervisors meeting, including a federal grant to develop news strategies to find long-term homes for foster children.

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