Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the awarding of $12,769,410 in total grant funds to 157 justice and community service programs statewide. Grant funding will be used to develop new and innovative programming and enhance existing initiatives to further safeguard West Virginia’s communities and state justice system.
The total grant funding was allocated to programs offered by the Division of Justice and Community Service as follows:
- $1,643,815 in Child Advocacy Center Grant Funds, 21 grantees;
- $6,498,744 in WV Community Corrections Grant Funds, 25 grantees;
- $2,873,850 in Victims of Crime Act Program Grant Funds, 56 grantees;
- $163,676 in Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Funds, seven grantees;
- $184,000 in Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Title II Program Grant Funds, 9 grantees;
- $1,352,325 in Justice Assistance Grant Funds, 36 grantees;
- $53,000 in Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program Grant Funds, three grantees
Wyoming County Commission
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Wyoming County.
Funding was awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime,the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Justice Department and the Division of Justice and Community Servicesto the following Victims of Crime (VOCA) Program Grant recipients: grantees.
- MCDOWELL, MERCER, WYOMING
Stop Abusive Family Environments, Inc.
These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time McDowell County Advocate, a part-time Wyoming County Victim Advocate and two full-time Mercer County Advocates to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in McDowell, Mercer, and Wyoming Counties.
Wyoming County Commission
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Wyoming County.
Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services to the following Justice Assistance Grant recipients:
LOGAN, BOONE, MINGO, LINCOLN, WAYNE, WYOMING
Logan County Commission
Funds will 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.
MERCER, MCDOWELL, WYOMING COUNTIES
City of Bluefield
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force
Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program and the West Virginia Divison of Justice and Community Servicesto the following Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program Grant recipients:
JACKSON, POCAHONTAS, RANDOLPH, WYOMING
Community Connections, Inc.
These funds will be utilized for the purpose of the West Virginia Underage Drinking Enforcement Program (WVUDEP) to work in cooperation with the FOUR County Community Anti-Drug Coalitions to create a comprehensive prevention strategy geared to keeping youth alcohol free. The program will include a small local public education campaign, cooperation with law enforcement, bi-monthly compliance checks, student outreach and coalition building.