NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Century Link Field in Seattle.
Ben Liebenberg—AP
September 19, 2014 12:51 PM EDT

The NFL plans to give financial and operational support to two national organizations that serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as it remains under fire for its handling of recent domestic violence scandals.

According to a two-page memo sent to all 32 teams and obtained by The Los Angeles Times, the league will enter partnerships with The National Domestic Violence Hotline, allowing it to add 25 full time advocates and handle 750 additional calls per day, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also said in the memo that the league will introduce programs internally to educate players and team personnel about domestic violence and sexual assault.

[Los Angeles Times]

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