Federal grant awarded to the One Love Foundation

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WASHINGTON – The US Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women has granted $499,961 to the One Love Foundation to help expand and strengthen community services to youth who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sex trafficking in Yonkers.

The One Love Foundation will partner with Westchester Jewish Community Services to help educate youth ages 11 to 18 on domestic and dating violence prevention, create a peer mentorship program for young girls, and expand access to survivor services for youth.

The funding will also be used to help train law enforcement, family court personnel, district attorney’s office staff, and probation and parole staff in trauma-informed practices and on how to identify youth impacted by teen dating violence.

“Our educational programs have helped nearly one million young people across the country, and we are thrilled to go deeper in Yonkers to develop programs that focus on teen dating violence prevention, safety planning, and youth access to treatment care and victim services.”