Posted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW has received nearly $300,000 in federal funds to combat violent crimes against women on campus.
In 2004, Jessica Faulkner and Christen Naujoks, lives were cut short within a month of each other by violence.
Faulkner was 18 years old when she was found dead in Curtis Dixon's dorm room. Dixon was charged with first degree murder, rape, and kidnapping.
"We must do all we can to protect our students on campus," said Congressman Mike McIntyre in a statement. "Campus-based responses and initiatives are key components in ensuring that any form of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes on campus are stopped! These federal funds will continue to help UNCW meet these serious challenges, and I applaud the university for their work and attention to enhancing security for all!"
The federal funds are appropriated by the U.S. Congress and obligated by the U.S. Department of Justice.
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