40-15-110. Partner and family member assault intervention and treatment fund account
(1) There is a partner and family member assault intervention and treatment fund account in the state special revenue fund in the state treasury. The money in the account is allocated to the department of public health and human services to fund services to victims of partner or family member assault, as provided in subsections (2) and (3).
(2) The department shall distribute the money in the account, as provided in subsection (3), to agencies that provide direct services to victims of partner or family member assault, including but not limited to shelters, crisis lines, safe homes, and victim’s counseling providers. A service provider is eligible to receive money under this section for services provided to a victim of partner or family member assault, whether or not the victim seeks or receives services within the criminal justice system.
(3) A service provider that provides direct services to victims of partner or family member assault shall apply to the department for distribution of money under this section. The department shall evaluate a provider’s eligibility to receive money under this section based on available money, the needs of the provider, whether the provider includes programs focused on prevention of partner and family member assault, the quality of services provided by the provider, the need for services in the community, and the need for improved or continuing services in the community.