Monday, October 5, 2009

Crime victim support funded

Crime victim support funded
Staff Reports
POSTED: October 5, 2009

LISBON - Three local government agencies and a domestic violence shelter will be able to continue providing support for crime victims after grants for the service were renewed.

Victims of Crime grants totaling $136,237 were awarded to the Columbiana County Prosecutor's Office, the city law director's office in East Liverpool and the county Juvenile Court's guardian program, and Catholic Charities, which oversees the Christina House, a local domestic violence shelter.

The following is each agency's allocation: prosecutor's office, $57,173; Catholic Charities, $55,821; East Liverpool, $16,518; and juvenile court, $6,725.

The money for these grants comes from a combination of federal and state tax dollars and is used to combat domestic violence, elder abuse, stalking, child abuse and other crimes.

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