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US Justice Official to visit Menominee Indian wellness center

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A U.S. Department of Justice official plans to visit a Menominee Indian wellness center that benefited from federal stimulus money.

Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli plans to visit the center on Thursday along with a local U.S. attorney and the director of the Justice Department's Violence Against Women Center.

The tribe received nearly $900,000 in stimulus money to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The tribe used the money to maintain an existing position and hire a sexual assault counselor, two shelter aides and a specialized prosecutor.

The Justice Department says the tribe reports that more sexual assault victims are seeking help thanks to the improved resources and victims are also receiving more specialized assistance.

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