Efforts to stop domestic violence and violence against women in the fast-growing Bakken oil patch are getting some federal help.
Officials unveiled $1.4 million in funding on Monday for initiatives that will boost support efforts for victims of domestic violence in the region and also fund a prosecutor who will focus on cases involving domestic violence and violence against women.
Local officials have said they would like more federal help in fighting crime in the Bakken region. The population of the area has exploded in recent years as the oil industry has grown, creating more crime and infrastructure issues.
The funds announced on Monday include more than $900,000 for the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services and the Three Affiliated Tribes on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
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