Columbus City Council on Monday will consider a grant for a probation department program focused on intervention for LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence.
The $30,800 grant would fund the second year of the intervention program.
"Domestic violence doesn’t just affect women," says council member Shayla Favor. "It affects men, women and members of the LGBTQ community, and so as we continue to raise awareness of domestic violence, we want to make sure that we’re addressing the needs of everyone in our community."
Offenders receive 40 weeks of probation and counseling specific to the LGBTQ community.
"If you’re involved in a domestic violence situation, hopefully this program will provide you the counseling services that you need," she says.