Freeport, Illinois — On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. the City of Freeport will hold a press conference to announce that the city of Freeport has submitted a $450,000 grant proposal to the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.
If selected for funding, the program will enhance local efforts to address domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and promote offender accountability.
The proposed three-year project will provide a Special Victims Investigator at the Freeport Police Department, a Victim Advocate at Voices of Stephenson County, our local domestic violence services provider, and resources geared toward law enforcement, victim services including legal advocacy, and offender prosecution.
The City will share information on domestic violence calls and arrests in the City of Freeport at the news conference.
We’ll bring your more coverage during and after Thursday’s press conference.