The Dalton-based Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center has been awarded a grant of $36,995 by the Judicial Council of Georgia Standing Committee on Grants, successor to the Judicial Council Domestic Violence Committee. The funds are used to provide direct civil legal help to low-income victims of domestic violence and their children.

The Georgia Legal Services Program, which has a regional office in Dalton, will receive slightly more than $1.6 million.

The Georgia General Assembly first appropriated funds to the Judicial Council of Georgia for its Legal Assistance to Families Victimized by Domestic Violence Project (Civil Legal Assistance Project) in 1999 and funding has continued each subsequent legislative session. For more information about the Judicial Council of Georgia and the Civil Legal Assistance Project grants, visit www.georgia courts.gov.

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