Hillsdale County has received a grant of nearly $500,000 to create a Domestic Violence Court within the District Court.
Judge Megan Stiverson outlined the grant to the Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners at their meeting, Tuesday.
She said the money will fund a full-time probation officer and part-time case manager for four years, with the option of re-applying.
Stiverson said the court’s main goal is to coordinate the handling of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking cases to increase offender accountability and victim safety.
She said the grant does not require a local match–and the funding will help in meeting a critical need within the community!
Hillsdale County District Court Judge Megan Stiverson