CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's most populous county has landed a federal grant to reduce the number of women killed by husbands or boyfriends.
Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County, which includes Cleveland, was one of 12 communities nationwide receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grants range from $100,000 to $200,000.
The grants were announced Wednesday near Washington by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder. The grants will address the high risk of abused women being killed by a husband or spouse.
The White House says women threatened with a weapon by a husband or boyfriend are 20 times more likely to subsequently be murdered than other abused women.
The grants will help identify potential victims and monitor high-risk offenders.