Grants presented to local Justice programs


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Beth Cook, left, and Rebecca Farmer from the Logan County Child’s Advocacy Office accepted a Grants presentation from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. The grant funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a part-time Mingo County Advocate and Child & Youth Forensic Interviewer and for a portion of the salary for a full-time Logan County Family Advocate to provide direct services to child abuse victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Logan and Mingo Counties.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented more than $9.3 million in grant funding Monday, September 12, to community support groups and justice programs across the state. This funding will be used to develop new programming and enhance existing initiatives to support West Virginia’s communities and state justice system.

“With this needed funding, community programs from all corners of our state will be better equipped to serve children and families and further strengthen West Virginia’s justice system.” Gov. Tomblin said. “We are expanding direct services to victims of crime, putting programs in place to help at-risk youth get back on track and preparing parents with the life skills they need to foster a healthy, nurturing environment to raise their families.”

The total grant funding was allocated as follows:

$7,023,255 in Victims of Crime Act/Victim Assistance Grants to 75 grantees; $529, 254 in Justice Reinvestment Treatment Supervision Grants to 4 grantees; $1,203,175 in Justice Assistance Grants to 34 grantees; and $543,222 in Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Grants to 18 grantees.

Logan County was the recipient of several awards including:

— Victims of Crime Act/Victim Assistance Grants were given locally to:

Logan County Commission received $48,498 in funds to provide for the salaries of a full-time and a part-time Victim Advocate in the Logan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Logan County.

Logan County Commission received $36,500 in funds to provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Services Coordinator in the Logan County Sheriff’s Department to provide direct services to crime victims in Logan County.

The Logan County Child Advocacy Center Inc. received $46,748 in funds to provide for a portion of the salary of a part-time Mingo County Advocate and Child & Youth Forensic Interviewer and for a portion of the salary for a full-time Logan County Family Advocate to provide direct services to child abuse victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Logan and Mingo Counties.

Mingo County Commission received $22,100 in funds to provide for the salary of a full-time —Victim Assistance Coordinator in the Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Mingo County.

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter received $89,434 in funds to provide for the salaries of a full-time Logan/Mingo County Victim Advocate, a part-time Court Advocate, a full-time Logan County Advocate and a part-time Mingo County Advocate to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child victims in Mingo and Logan Counties.

— Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Grants were given locally to:

Logan County Commission received $20,000 in funds that will be utilized to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) in Man High School.

— Justice Assistance Grants were given locally to:

Logan County Commission received $46,000 in funds to provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force and salary for one Prosecutor to work closely with the Drug Task Force.

Beth Cook, left, and Rebecca Farmer from the Logan County Child’s Advocacy Office accepted a Grants presentation from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. The grant funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a part-time Mingo County Advocate and Child & Youth Forensic Interviewer and for a portion of the salary for a full-time Logan County Family Advocate to provide direct services to child abuse victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Logan and Mingo Counties.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Grants_Cook-CMYK.jpgBeth Cook, left, and Rebecca Farmer from the Logan County Child’s Advocacy Office accepted a Grants presentation from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. The grant funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a part-time Mingo County Advocate and Child & Youth Forensic Interviewer and for a portion of the salary for a full-time Logan County Family Advocate to provide direct services to child abuse victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Logan and Mingo Counties.

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