New Hampshire gets funding to prevent sexual violence

January 13, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting close to $300,000 from the federal government to help prevent sexual violence.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant has been awarded to the state Department of Health and Human Services. In announcing the grant, members of the state’s Democratic congressional delegation said it would bolster efforts to educate the public, particularly young people, about how to prevent such violence.

The money is part of the CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education program, which focuses on using evidence to design, carry out and evaluate prevention strategies.