Grant money given for crime victim service providers

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday he is awarding $111.8 million in grants to crime victim service providers across Ohio, including $29 million to help child victims.

The grants are being awarded to support more than 400 programs throughout the state through Victims of Crime Act and State Victim Assistance Act funding.

“These grants will help provide comprehensive care and critical services for victims of crime,” DeWine said. “The funding will support and expand existing programs throughout Ohio and allow new, innovative programs to develop. This year, we placed a special emphasis on providing funding for programs that help Ohio’s youngest and most vulnerable – child victims.”

In Jefferson County, A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center will receive $85,914; A Child’s Place CASA, $91,909; A.L.I.V.E. domestic violence shelter, $273,065; and Jefferson County prosecutor victim’s assistance program, $47,824.