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Community Action gets funding for victim services

Aug 03, 2014 12:03 am
On Aug. 1, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announded $36.2 million in grants for programs with direct services for crime victims. Community Action of Greene County received two grants totaling $166,676 to help all crime victims, and victims of domestic violence, in Greene and Columbia counties. Congressman Chris Gibson was among the representatives quoted in the press release, saying, “As a strong supporter of our local law enforcement and social services providers, I appreciate the state’s commitment to funding these vital programs. I am proud to advocate for the Violence Against Women Act and the Violence Prevention and Services Act, both of which provide crucial assistance to crime victims in Upstate New York. I will continue to push for robust funding of these programs and their continued authorization in Congress.” A total of 230 programs in New York offer assistance such as counseling and crisis intervention, advocacy, and legal help to those in need across all 62 counties.