– Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has awarded $10,362,932.00 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance program funds to eighty-one (81) public and private non-profit agencies throughout the State.
"We need to help these victims of violent crime in every way we possibly can," said Gov. Justice. "We thank the U.S. Department of Justice and the Trump Administration for providing this funding to assist more than 80 non-profit agencies in West Virginia that are dedicated to helping our citizens, that have been victims of terrible criminal acts, as they recover."
The Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance funds will provide direct services, such as counseling, personal advocacy, court advocacy, client transportation and support services to victims of crimes including domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and elderly abuse. The funds will also finance assistance to victims as they move through the criminal justice system.
These funds are provided by the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, and are administered by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS).
For more information contact:
Jessica R. Tornabene
Justice Programs Specialist
Division of Justice and Community Services
1124 Smith Street, Suite 3100
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-1323
Phone: (304) 558-8814, Extension 53352