$36M Awarded To Help New York Crime Victims


Nearly $36.2 million in grants have been awarded to organizations around the state to fund programs for crime victims.

Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Friday.

A total of 230 programs will offer assistance such as counseling and crisis intervention, advocacy and legal help to those in times of need across all 62 counties in New York.

In the north country, the following agencies received money:

-    Lewis County Opportunities: $47,065 to assist all crime victims.
-    St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House for Victims of Family Violence: two grants totaling $279,646 to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
-    St. Regis Mohawk Tribe: $53,290 to assist Native Americans who are victims of crime.
-    Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County: $450,635 to assist all crime victims.

A complete list of the organizations and agencies that will share the nearly $36.2 million can be found here.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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