Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Governor Tomblin Presents Barbour County Commission with VOCA, Community Justice Program Funds

Leckta Poling, Prosecuting Attorney Receives Award from Gov. Tomblin

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented more than $9.3 million in grant funding to community support groups and justice programs across the state. This funding will be used to develop new programming and enhance existing initiatives to support West Virginia’s communities and state justice system.

 “With this needed funding, community programs from all corners of our state will be better equipped to serve children and families and further strengthen West Virginia’s justice system.” Gov. Tomblin said. “We are expanding direct services to victims of crime, putting programs in place to help at-risk youth get back on track and preparing parents with the life skills they need to foster a healthy, nurturing environment to raise their families.”

 The total grant funding was allocated as follows:
•$7,023,255 in Victims of Crime Act/Victim Assistance Grants - 75 grantees;
•$529, 254 in Justice Reinvestment Treatment Supervision Grants - 4 grantees;
•$1,203,175 in Justice Assistance Grants - 34 grantees;
•$543,222 in Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Grants - 18 grantees.

 Region VII assisted the Barbour County Commission in securing a $38,936.00 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)/Victim Assistance Grant. These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Assistance Coordinator in the Barbour County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Barbour County. Congratulations to the Barbour County Commission and all other recipients in the region!

 For a full list of individual grant recipients, click here​.