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Governor Awards More Than $1 Million In ‘Stop Violence Against Women’ Recovery Act Grants

6/12/2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin announced today the awarding of about $1.15 million in STOP Violence Against Women Act American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants for 19 projects across the state. 

These funds establish or enhance teams whose core members include victim service providers, law enforcement and prosecution to improve the criminal justice system's response to violence against women. Grants provide personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance and information systems for these teams. 

Additionally, statewide projects are funded to provide training and educational opportunities for all victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecution, and court personnel throughout the state.

The following projects and statewide initiative have been recommended for funding by the West Virginians Against Violence Committee. These grants will be funded utilizing Federal Fiscal year 2009 funds from the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds are administered by the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Funds were awarded to the following:

CABELL
Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.                           $101,600.00

FAYETTE
Women’s Resource Center                                    $28,044.00

GREENBRIER
The Family Refuge Center                                    $41,000.00

HAMPSHIRE
Family Crisis Center, Inc.                                    $38,456.00

HARRISON
Task Force on Domestic Violence “HOPE, Inc.”                        $110,968.00

KANAWHA
City of Charleston                                             $107,932.00

MARION     
Task Force on Domestic Violence “HOPE, Inc.”                     $131,456.00

MASON
Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.                        $38,456.00

MCDOWELL
McDowell County Commission                              $58,415.00

MCDOWELL, MERCER,WYOMING
Stop Abusive Family Environments, Inc. (SAFE)                  $38,456.00
                             
MONROE                             
The Family Refuge Center                                    $38,456.00

PUTNAM
Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.                        $22,391.00

RALEIGH
Women’s Resource Center                                    $28,044.00

WETZEL
YWCA Wheeling-Wetzel County                                      $107,372.00

WOOD
Wood County Commission                                    $41,000.00

STATEWIDE
West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association                              $71,500.00

STATEWIDE
West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information                   $30,466.00
and Services

STATEWIDE
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence                  $55,096.00

STATEWIDE
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals                        $57,322.00
     
                            Total                       $1,146,430.00

Sarah J. Brown