Kentucky programs to receive nearly $23 million in federal grants

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A federal program that supports crime victims is awarding almost $23 million in grants to Kentucky programs.

Funds totaling $22.8 million will go to assist 120 programs and projects, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said in announcing the funding Thursday. The programs funded include children’s advocacy centers, court-appointed special advocates, domestic violence programs and sexual assault programs.

The Victims of Crime Act Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program prioritizes projects that serve victims of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. It also fund projects helping others, such as victims of burglary or theft, survivors of victims of homicide, victims of drug and alcohol-related crime, elderly victims and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse or assault.

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A federal program that supports crime victims is awarding $22.8 million in federal grants to Kentucky programs.

A federal program that supports crime victims is awarding $22.8 million in federal grants to Kentucky programs.

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VOCA funds come from fines, forfeited bail bonds, penalties and special assessments collected from federal offenders by US attorneys’ offices, federal US courts and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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