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Women's advocate applauds domestic violence funding proposal


Gov. Scott Walker is proposing about $11 million to pay for two domestic abuse shelters.

The governor's office says the budget will include more than $10 million to help build the Family Justice Center in Milwaukee.

The rest of the money will go to a domestic abuse shelter in Madison.

The governor has also announced funding for GPS tracking systems for dangerous first-time recipients of a restraining order.

"We have people who, restraining orders don't mean much to them, so they're a piece of paper," said Jane Graham Jennings, executive director of the Women's Community in Wausau. "This is one other way, an additional protection for victims who are in extremely dangerous situations that law enforcement can keep track and make sure that they are not violating the restraining orders."

Graham Jennings says she welcomes any extra funding to address domestic violence.

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