CHARLESTON - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced that 51 private and non-profit agencies would receive crime victim assistance grants that totaled $2.2 million from the federal Government.
The money supported programs like counseling, transportation, and other services for victims of crimes including domestic violence, abuse of the elderly, and child abuse.
The money also gave financial help to victims as they moved through the criminal justice system.
The following agencies will receive money under the grant:
Division of Corrections
The money will provide a portion of the salary for a Victim Services Manager to provide direct services to the crim victims of inmates in the custody of the Division of Corrections.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Funds will be put towards a portion of the salary for a statewide Victim Advocate to provide direct services and support to those victims of DUI cases throughout West Virginia.
CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, West Virginia, Inc.
This money will provide a portion of the part-time salary for a Volunteer Coordinator to provide direct services to victims of child abuse in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties.
Child Law Services, Inc.
This money will be put towards the salary of a part-time Client Coordinator to private direct services for child victims of crime who are not involved with child protective services and children who witnessed domestic violence in Mercer and McDowell Counties.
Comprehensive Women's Service Council, Inc.
The money will go towards a portion of the salary for a full-time Shelter Advocate and Outreach Office Advocate in Raleigh County, a full-time Nicholas County Advocate, two part-time Summers County Advocates, a part-time Counselor/Support Group Specialists, and a part-time Advocacy Specialist to provide direct services to victims of domestic and sexual assault in Raleigh, Nicholas, Fayette, and Summers Counties.
Family Refuge Center
These funds will provide a portion of the salaries of a Lead Shelter Advocate, a Shelter Advocate, an Overnight Monitor, and an Outreach Advocate to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties.
Stop Abusive Family Environments, Inc.
This money will go towards salaries for a part-time McDowell County Advocate, a part-time Wyoming County Advocate, and two full-time Mercer County Advocates to provide direct services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in McDowell, Mercer, and Wyoming Counties.
Wyoming County Commission
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Wyoming County.