Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that the Department of Justice is awarding $670,000 to San Francisco to assist children who have been victims of family violence. "This grant is for a demonstration project to develop ways to minimize the impact of family violence on children under the age of six. Early childhood intervention helps these children and assists in breaking the cycle of violence," Pelosi said. "These funds will be used by the Department of Children, Youth and Families to integrate the efforts of children's advocacy organizations across the City."
Pelosi added, "I thank President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno for their recognition of San Francisco's efforts to reduce the exposure of children to violence in the home. I commend Mayor Brown and Debbie Alvarez-Rodriguez, Director of the Department of Children, Youth and Families, and Family Court Judge Donna Hitchins for their efforts to minimize the impact of family violence on children."
This $670,000 grant to San Francisco is funded through DOJ's Safe Start Initiative, which promotes a holistic approach to preventing and reducing the harmful effects of family and community violence on young children by creating comprehensive community service delivery systems.
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