November 2009

District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley announces federal grant award Nov 23, 2009

On November 20, 2009 The Victim/Witness Assistance Division of the Alameda County District Attorneys Office learned that it is the recipient of two Stimulus Recovery Act Grants, one from VOCA (Victims of Crime Act), in the amount of $45,438.00, and one from VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), in the amount of $32,615.00. The VOCA funds will be used to support a victim advocate in the DA’s South County Office. The advocate will work with victims and their families in felony domestic violence cases, particularly those that involve stalking and those that result in homicide. The advocate will also act as a liaison to connect with the local shelters and community based organizations. The VAWA funds will be used to help fund a victim advocate at the Alameda County Family Justice Center. The advocate will to work with victims of domestic violence and domestic violence stalking.