Harrison County Receives Grant to Stop Violence
Harrison County is trying to do its part to put a stop to violence against women.
Today, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors accepted a $45,000 grant for the “Stop the Violence against Women” program.
With this money, supervisors plan to inform young women that the violence against them is not their fault.
Board President Beverly Martin tells News 25 often these women believe the mental or physical abuse against them is because of their actions. “That’ll be used to educate young girls, as well as women, to recognize what the violence is and to recognize it’s not your fault. Sometimes that gets lost in translation and it’s never your fault.”
Martin went on to say many incidents go unreported and that’s another trend she wants to change.