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Governor Announces $3.6 Million in Funding to Support Local Support Groups, Community Justice Programs

The Brooke County Review of Wellsburg, West Virginia

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recently announced the awarding of more than $3.6 million in grant funding to support 65 community support groups and justice programs statewide. Included in those receiving funding was A Child's Place CASA, Ltd. located in Follansbee.

A Child's Place CASA, Ltd. has received $14,500 in funding. These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a part-time CASA Volunteer Coordinator to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and neglect in Brooke and Hancock Counties

This funding will be used by other groups across WV to develop new programming and enhance existing initiatives to support West Virginia's communities and state justice system. "The communities we live in are more than just places we put down roots and raise a family. They are places we call home, and they should be places we feel safe," Gov. Tomblin said. "Unfortunately, that is not a reality for so many men, women and children who are victims of violence, abuse and crime. This grant funding helps support community-based programs so many of our friends and neighbors rely on to provide the services they need to get back on their feet." The total grant funding was allocated to programs offered by the Division of Justice and Community Service as follows: $3,463,389 in Victims of Crime Act Program funding and $ 150,000 in Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Title II Program funding. Funding was awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Justice Department and the Division of Justice and Community Services.

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Original Publication Date: November 6, 2015

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