domestic violence

The St. Joseph County Police Department has received a $407,000 federal grant to fund a Domestic Violence Incident Response and Support Team.


The grant will allow a county police officer and a social worker from the St. Joseph County Family Justice Center to collaboratively respond to domestic violence calls, as long as it’s deemed safe for the social worker. 



Most people are spending the majority of their time at home right now. But not everyone has a safe home. Local organizations and mental health services are using a variety of methods to provide support for victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

In the last week the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s office has seen a slight uptick in calls for family disputes and disturbances. 

The House's efforts will include charitable donations, weekly education and awareness efforts and potential legislative action.