Gov. Justice awards $17.3 million in Victims of Crime Act grants to 84 agencies across West Virginia


​CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today at the beginning of his COVID-19 briefing that he has awarded $17,301,804 in Victims of Crime Act Assistance (VOCA) sub-grant funds to 84 public and private non-profit agencies throughout the state.

“We need to help victims of violent crime in every way we possibly can,” Gov. Justice said. “With the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a rise in the number of West Virginians using our nonprofit agencies for assistance. That’s why they desperately need this funding, and why I am proud to get it to them today.”

The Victims of Crime Act Assistance sub-grant funds will provide such direct services as counseling, personal advocacy, court advocacy, client transportation, and support services to victims of crimes including domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. The funds will also support assistance to victims as they move through the criminal justice system.

The VOCA funds are awarded from the Office for Victims of Crime at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs. The Justice and Community Services section of the Division of Administrative Services, part of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, is administering these funds.

“I want to thank the U.S. Department of Justice and the Trump Administration for providing this funding to assist these nonprofit agencies in West Virginia that are dedicated to helping our citizens who have been victims of terrible criminal acts as they recover,” Gov. Justice said.

Funds were awarded to the following:

A Child's Place CASA, Ltd.

Barbour County Commission

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter

Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc.

Cabell County Commission

CAMC Health Education & Research Institute, Inc.

CASA for Children, Inc.

CASA of Marion County

CASA of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc.

CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuity WV, Inc.

Change, Inc.


Child and Youth Advocacy Center, Inc.

ChildLaw Services

Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc.

Children's Home Society of West Virginia

City of Charleston

Comprehensive Women's Service Council, Inc.

CONTACT Huntington, Inc.

Cornerstone Family Interventions

Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center

Family Counseling Connection, Inc.

Family Crisis Center, Inc.

Family Crisis Intervention Center of Region V, Inc.

Family Refuge Center, Inc.

Family Service of Goodwill Industries

Greenbrier County Commission
Prosecutor's Office

Greenbrier County Commission
Sheriff's Office

Hancock County Commission

Harmony House, Inc.

Harmony Mental Health, Inc.

Harrison County CASA Program, Inc.

Harrison County Child Advocacy Center

Jackson County Commission

Jefferson County Commission

Just for Kids, Inc.

Kanawha County Commission
Prosecutor's Office

Kanawha County Commission
Sheriff's Department

Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc.

Logan County Child Advocacy Center

Logan County Commission
Prosecutor's Office

Logan County Commission
Sheriff's Department

Marion County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

Marion County Commission

Mason County Commission

Mercer County Commission

Mineral County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, Inc.

Mingo County Commission
Prosecutor's Office

Mingo County Commission
Sheriff's Department

Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

Monongalia County Commission 

Monongalia County Youth Services Center

Mother's Against Drunk Driving

Mountain CAP of WV, Inc.

Nicholas County Family Resource Network

Ohio County Commission

Preston County Commission

Putnam County Commission
Prosecutor's Office

Putnam County Commission
Sheriff's Department

Randolph County Children's Advocacy Center, Inc.

Randolph County Commission

Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.

REACHH Family Resource Center, Inc.

Roane County Commission

Stop Abusive Family Environment, Inc.

Stop the Hurt, Inc.

Task Force on Domestic Violence, "Hope, Inc."

TEAM for WV Children

The Children's Listening Place, Inc.

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter Association, Inc.

Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center, Inc.

Upshur County Commission

Voices for Children

West Virginia Child Advocacy Network

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services

Wetzel County Commission

Wetzel County Commission
Prosecutor's Office

Women's Aid in Crisis, Inc.

Wood County Commission

WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc.

WV Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Wyoming County Commission

Young Women's Christian Association of Wheeling WV

YWCA of Charleston, West Virginia Inc.

Contact Information

Jordan Damron,


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