Nine nonprofit agencies in Gateway House in Gainesville have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to provide civil legal services for the victims of domestic violence.
Gateway House received $9,000 to help with its two legal advocates assist victims of domestic violence who are seeking a Temporary Protective Order. Advocates can be reached at 770-531-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gateway also offers shelter, classes and support groups for women, programs for children and occupational therapists.
“The funds that have been granted to these civil legal providers will make a positive difference in the lives of many victims and their children throughout Georgia,” Chief Justice Hugh Thompson of the Supreme Court of Georgia said.
“There are few legal resources and a disproportionate number of domestic violence deaths in certain rural areas of our state,” he continued. “I am pleased that some of the grant funds were earmarked to specifically address this need.”
The grants were awarded June 13 by the Domestic Violence Committee of the Judicial Council of Georgia, which is the primary policy-making body for Georgia’s judicial branch.