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The Justice Department Announces Awards to Support and Enhance Victim Services

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Attorney General Barr announced that the Office of Justice Programs awarded grants over $144 million to enhance services for victims of crime across the United States. Approximately $64.3 million of this funding was awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime.

Among the programs funded by the Office for Victims of Crime are crime victims' rights legal clinics, services to older victims of abuse and exploitation, and assistance for children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the Nation's addiction crisis.

“The Department of Justice is steadfast in its commitment to protecting public safety and bringing justice to those who have been victimized,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “The investments we are making today will support service providers as they work to secure the legal rights of victims and put survivors of criminal acts on the road to recovery.”

Learn more by reading the Department of Justice press release.

Date Published: October 8, 2020