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Van Hollen Awards Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc. $67,846 for Child and Adult Victims of Crime in Vilas County

 

RHINELANDER Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today announced the Wisconsin Department of Justice has awarded $67,846 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc. program.

 

"I am pleased that agencies that serve victims will receive additional funding," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "With this funding, Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc. will provide direct client services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault."

 

Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc. will provide these services in Minocqua in the southwestern region of Vilas County.

 

Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc. is one of 16 programs that Van Hollen has chosen for more than $900,000 in funding to help crime victims under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The Attorney General said this money reflects his desire to improve the quality of life for innocent crime victims of all ages who live in communities across Wisconsin.  Trauma counseling, crises intervention and other advocacy services are essential to restoring victims to a sense of wellness. 

 

Enacted in 1984, VOCA is administered by the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law on February 17, 2009.  The law provides funding to assist victim service programs create and retain direct victim services positions.