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Bevin announces $37.9 million in federal grant funding for 135 Kentucky victim advocacy programs

Gov. Matt Bevin joined with the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and victim advocates from across the state to announce a record $37.9 million in federal grants to support crisis intervention services for victims of crime. In total, 135 Kentucky programs have received funding this year through the federal Victims of Crime Act grant program, known as VOCA. The awards mark a 50 percent increase...

John Tilley announces grant applications for federal Victims Of Crime Act to be available on May 3

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley has announced that applications will be available May 3 for obtaining grants under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Programs that offer direct services to victims of violent crime may apply for the funds. Applications are due by June 15, and awards are scheduled to be announced in October. The VOCA program provides a range of services to crime victims,...

Kentucky Justice Cabinet awards $26 million in federal grants to support victims of violent crime

The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is awarding more than $26 million in federal grants to programs that assist victims of violent crime or help combat violence against women. The funds are part of two federal grant programs – the Victims of Crime Act, known as VOCA, and the STOP Violence Against Women Act, known as VAWA. Overall, the cabinet is awarding a record $25.2 million in VOCA...

Programs that provide services to victims of violent crimes can now apply for federal grants

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced that applications are now available for obtaining grants under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Programs that offer direct services to victims of violent crime may apply for the funds. The application deadline has been extended to June 2, 2017, and awards are scheduled to be announced in September. The VOCA program provides a range of services...