March 11, 2022

Neguse, Perlmutter, Crow Secure $2 Million in Federal Funding to Expand Services for Domestic Violence Victims in Adams County

Washington, D.C.—This week, Congressman Joe Neguse, Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Congressman Jason Crow secured $2 million in federal funding to create a multidisciplinary Domestic Violence High Risk Team in Adams County. The Domestic Violence team would provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, including shelter, legal aid, and emergency health services.

“I am incredibly pleased to secure $2 million to expand the Adams County Domestic Violence High Risk Team,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “This federal funding will support our communities, providing needed shelter, legal aid, and emergency health services for those who need it. I am grateful for the partnership of Congressman Perlmutter and Crow to get this done to deliver this crucial aid to survivors of domestic violence in Adams County.”

“The funding for this project will support a dedicated team in Adams County as they assist domestic violence victims in the region and provide them with critical resources such as legal services, assistance with housing, and mental health support. I want to thank my colleagues for their tireless advocacy to secure funding for so many Community Projects here in Colorado that will enhance our communities and make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Perlmutter.

“Adams County is one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. — the need for domestic violence services here has never been greater,” said Congressman Jason Crow. “This funding will help Adams County provide consistent, comprehensive, and life-saving services, and dramatically improve their ability to serve victims of these horrible crimes. I’m proud to partner with my friends and neighbors, Rep. Perlmutter and Rep. Neguse, to bring these critical services to Adams County. Together, we’re making a serious investment in safe, healthy Colorado families."

“We are grateful for the collaborative spirit of our congressional delegation including Congressman Joe Neguse and his staff on this Community Project,” said Adams County Board of Commissioners. “This funding will allow Adams County to expand domestic violence victim services which are critical for the health, safety and welfare of our residents and families.”

This funding would cover necessary attorneys and staff to provide services and care, as well as hotel vouchers to provide shelter to those who may not be able to safely return to their homes. It will also include assistance with long-term housing, health insurance, counseling, therapy, advocacy, and childcare.