Attorney General Eric Holder says that President Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget will help address issues of sexual assault, reports MainJustice.com. Holder said that for the first time, the Office for Victims of Crime set aside $100 million to address violence against women.
The agency set aside $30 million for the Sexual Assault Services Program – doubling its budget from the previous year – and an additional $9 million for the Legal Assistance for Victims Program, bringing its budget to $50 million. “We all know what we're up against,” said Holder. “Confronting this reality is very difficult, it's often painful, but it's also very important.”