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Gov. Brian Kemp announces $13M funding toward Victim's Services grant

Gov. Brian Kemp gives a thumbs-up sign in celebration of his reelection win over Stacey Abrams on Nov. 8, 2022.
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Gov. Brian Kemp gives a thumbs-up sign in celebration of his reelection win over Stacey Abrams on Nov. 8, 2022.

Governor Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state government will provide over 13 million dollars in funding to the Victim's Services grant.

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Victim’s Services grant supports over 200 nonprofit organizations and local governments statewide. Domestic violence shelters, community-based programs, elder abuse programs, child advocacy centers, and other organizations will benefit from increased funds for the fiscal year 2024.

The fundss will come from the American Rescue Plan Act. In an announcement about the grant, Governor Kemp criticized the federal government, which has cut almost 20 million dollars of funding to the state of Georgia for victims’ services. He called the federal government’s actions a "failure to deliver on promises made to the people of Georgia."

To find out more about victims’ services, visit cjcc.georgia.gov.

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