Week Without Violence

KUER Local News
5:23 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Federal Grant Helps Salt Lake Area to Expand Domestic Violence Services

Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center Director Asha Parekh and Police Chief Chris Burbank announce a federal grant to expand domestic violence services.
Andrea Smardon

The YWCA kicked off their Week Without Violence Monday by announcing a $900,000 grant from the US Department of Justice to expand domestic violence services in the Salt Lake area. 

The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center moved into its new home at the downtown YWCA in June this year.  At that time, the city police department started housing six detectives there. 

“We’re just getting started in terms of the center,” said Director Asha Parekh, “There’s so much more work to do in this area.  I think we’re just scratching the surface of things that we can do as a community.”

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