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Santa Clara County Boosts Help for Sexual Assault Victims, Reports Decline in Domestic Violence Deaths []


By Mountain View Voice, September 25, 2019

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 24, to increase funding for services for victims of sexual assault and create a new office to address gender-based violence in the county.

The board voted to create the Santa Clara County Office of Gender-Based Violence to oversee services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. County leaders plan to fill the positions in the new office with many current county workers.

County executive Jeffrey Smith assured the board that "we're using the bureaucracy that we already have."

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