JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An area group that provides support for people who are victims of domestic violence and rape is asking for the public’s support as debate continues involving the partial government shutdown in the nation’s capital.
According to a post on the Family Crisis Center Facebook page, the center has faced an impact by the government shutdown.
“Many of our employees are paid via funds distributed through the Department of Justice designated for violent crime. Without a full staff, both our domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center will be affected and victims will not able to access critical services,” the post noted. “This is placing people in real danger right here in Northeast Arkansas.”
The post also asks people to contact their representatives on the issue.