Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin visited Springfield on Wednesday to announce the creation of a new grant program. The budget signed by Governor Healey earlier this month included one-hundred-thousand dollars to benefit service providers for victims of domestic violence. This will be administered through the existing Massachusetts Address Confidentiality Program, which is run by the secretary's office.
“It is clear to anyone who has been following the news over the past year that we are facing a statewide crisis of domestic violence,” Galvin said. “This new grant program is targeted at increasing awareness, not only of this upsurge in violence, but also of the services available to those trying to leave an abusive situation.”
The Secretary says the program, among other things will provide new, private addresses that only the state has access to to further protect the privacy of victims.
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