Mountain CAP of West Virginia Inc., providing services to Lewis and Upshur County has been awarded $19,114.00 through Victims of Crime Act grants.
This grant will fund staff to provide direct services to child abuse victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse, according to a release from Gov. Jim Justice’s office.
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has awarded $3,999,933 in Victims of Crime Act Assistance (VOCA) sub-grant funds to 84 public and private non-profit agencies throughout the state.
“Helping victims of violent crime is something we need to do in every way we possibly can,” Gov. Justice said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a rise in the number of West Virginians using our nonprofit agencies for assistance. That’s why I advocated for this funding from our Legislature, because every single dollar helps someone in need.”
The Victims of Crime Act Assistance sub-grant funds will provide direct services like 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 Supplemental Funds were awarded from the State Special Legislative Session, House Bill 336, requested and signed by Gov. Justice, to offset federal budget cuts to the Victims of Crime Act Program. These funds are administered by the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services, Justice, and Community Services Section.
Click here for the complete listing of grant awards.