August 14, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $20 Million to Assist Crime Victims

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $19,865,199 for West Virginia’s Division of Justice and West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will help support crime victims by funding compensation payments and enhancing state services.

“Handing justice to victims of crimes is a coveted American value,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding will help fulfill that promise by supporting victims with compensation and services. I am glad that West Virginias will benefit from this grant, and will work to secure similar funding in the future.”

“The survivors of crime are unfortunately many times overlooked or forgotten, even though the experience may impact those individuals forever,” Senator Capito said. “Ensuring just compensation and the availability of support services for crime victims can help with the healing process and assist in strengthening our communities. We must continue to show compassion to those affected by crime in West Virginia and across the nation.”

Individual grants listed below:

  • $18,694,199 – VOCA Victim Assistance
  • $1,171,000 – VOCA Victim Compensation