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YWCA Jamestown Receives $600,000 Federal Grant for Supervised Visitation Program



WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) announced a federal grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Violence Against Women to the Jamestown Young Women's Christian Association in the amount of $600,000. This grant is part of the DOJ’s Justice for Families Program.

“This grant is a significant investment to promote the well-being of women and families in the Southern Tier and is a testament to the great work of the Jamestown Young Women's Christian Association,” said Rep. Langworthy. “I’m dedicated to ensuring that survivors of violence and families in need have access to resources and support to heal and rebuild their lives.”

"I want to thank Congressman Langworthy for being a tireless advocate for public health and safety,” said Amanda Gesing, Executive Director of the Jamestown Young Women's Christian Association. “This funding will enable us to expand our vital programs and services, providing a lifeline to survivors and their families in the Southern Tier. With this support, we can continue our mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Together, we'll work towards a brighter, safer future, where every individual can live free from fear and violence, regardless of their background or circumstances.”

According to the DOJ, the Justice for Families Program, established in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, aims to enhance the justice system's response to families impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or child sexual abuse allegations. It supports activities such as court-based programs, supervised visitation, training for court personnel, civil legal services, and resources for juvenile court matters. Its focus is on safeguarding victims and children from further harm and holding offenders accountable.

Congressman Nick Langworthy represents the 23rd Congressional District of New York, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties and parts of Erie County. Visit langworthy.house.gov.

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