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LARC Received Almost $300,000 in Grant Funding

Joe Denoyer - October 8, 2020 9:03 pm

Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance grant awards.

Community-based organizations and local and state agencies that provide services directly to crime victims are eligible to receive VOCA grant program funds. Direct services available to crime victims include crisis counseling, telephone and onsite information and referrals, criminal justice support and advocacy, shelter, transitional housing, and mental health services. The award recipients provide these services in response to the emotional, psychological, or physical needs of crime victims and survivors. VOCA funds help crime victims and survivors stabilize their lives after a victimization; understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and restore a measure of security and safety to their daily lives.

A total of $21,972,342 was awarded to 69 organizations. Included in the Grant Funding is the Liberal Area Rape Crisis Center for $296,716.00.

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