With more than 45-thousand domestic violence reports received just in 2017 alone, the state auditor’s office is taking aim at distribution requirements for fees collected that are burdensome and unclear. The result, according to Nicole Galloway, is a lack of compliance for the collection and administering of funding as requested by local shelters. With funding for domestic violence shelters capped off at $2-million annually, Galloway’s office says that nearly $700-thousand in revenue for the shelters is forgone every year due to counties and cities electing not to enforce collection of, or distributing, domestic violence fees allowed by statute. State law does not require designated authorities to distribute the funding and has not established a maximum amount that may be retained leaving domestic violence shelters in the cold when it comes to a considerable amount of much-needed funding. The state auditor’s report did not identify the counties and cities electing not to distribute the funding.