New task force to combat domestic violence formed in Metro East - KMOV.com

New task force to combat domestic violence formed in Metro East

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A federal grant will help a new task force designed to combat domestic violence get up and running.

The US Department of Justice is allotting $600,000 to St. Clair County to help pay for additional deputies at the sheriff’s department, probation officers and more victim’s advocate. The funding will also be used to deal with sexual assault on local college campuses.

St. Clair County is the only southern Illinois county to receive such a grant.

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