Good News:Governor Beshear declares more than $15 million in grant aid to assist…

Governor Gov. Beshear announces over $15 million in grant funding to support victims of crime has announced the availability of applications for over $15 million in grant funding aimed at supporting victims of crime through the federal Victims of Crime Act program (VOCA). Eligible applicants include various crime victim service providers throughout Kentucky, such as prosecutor’s offices, law enforcement agencies, and nonprofit organizations directly serving crime victims. Beshear emphasized his administration’s commitment to advocating for the safety, healing, and justice of crime victims, stating that nobody deserves to be a victim of crime. He also pledged ongoing efforts to secure increased funding from the federal government to further protect individuals from crime.
Beshear said VOCA is the primary federal grant program supporting direct assistance services to victims of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. The funding can also serve survivors of homicide and victims of burglary, theft and drug and alcohol-related crime, along with elderly victims and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse or assault.

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