CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Fifty-one public and private nonprofit agencies are receiving so-called crime victim assistant grants totaling $2.2 million from the federal government.
The funding announced Monday supports programs such as counseling, transportation and other support services for the victims of crime, including domestic violence, abuse of the elderly and child abuse. The funds also provide financial assistance to victims as they move through the criminal justice system.
Among the recipients are women-in-crisis programs in Barbour, Braxton, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur and Webster counties -- receiving $123,000; victim advocates in Cabell County -- receiving $57,800; and domestic violence shelters in Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne counties -- receiving $128,944; among many other programs.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office announced the grant funding.