Several Counties Get Money to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Fifty-one public and private non-profit agencies are receiving so-called crime victim assistant grants totaling $2.2 million from the federal government. The funding announced this week supports programs such as counseling, transportation and other support services for the victims of crime, including domestic violence, abuse of the elderly and child abuse. The funds also provide financial assistance to victims as they move through the criminal justice system. Among the recipients are women in crisis programs in several counties, along with domestic violence shelters in Cabell, Wayne, Mason, Lincoln and Putnam counties.