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STOP Violence Against Women grants announced

On Friday, Gov. Joe Manchin announced the distribution of federal funds from the Office on Violence Against Women, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice. All told, 24 projects in West Virginia received almost $1 million in grant money. The grants are part of the STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) Program, initiated under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and renewed in the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 and Violence Against Women Act of 2005.

“The purpose of these funds is to 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,” the governor’s news release states. “Grants provide personnel, equipment, enhancement of those teams. Additionally, statewide projects are funded to provide training and educational opportunities for all victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecution, and court personnel across the state.”

The funds are administered locally by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services. A complete list of the agencies and the amounts awarded is after the jump.

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. (Cabell): $31,815

Family Crisis Intervention Center (Calhoun): $24,851

Women’s Resource Center (Fayette): $41,854

The Family Refuge Center (Greenbrier): $43,684

Kanawha County Commission (Kanawha): $73,547

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter Association, Inc. (Logan): $38,910

Marshall County Commission (Marshall): $36,400

McDowell County Commission (McDowell): $8,000

Family Crisis Center, Inc. (Mineral, Grant): $38,670

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter Association, Inc. (Mingo): $54,776

Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc. (Monongalia): $74,357

The Family Refuge Center (Monroe): $13,500

Women’s Resource Center (Nicholas): $40,032

Ohio County Commission (Ohio): $92,338

Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc. (Preston): $43,957

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. (Putnam): $25,808

Women’s Resource Center (Raleigh): $67,354

Women’s Aid in Crisis (Randolph): $20,767

Family Crisis Intervention Center (Roane): $19,050

Upshur County Commission (Upshur): $36,000

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (statewide): $20,200

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information & Services (statewide): $40,970

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (statewide): $52,726

West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney’s Institute (statewide): $30,000