$36.2M to help crime victims in NYS

By Anna Norris

$36.2M to help crime victims in NYS

August 1, 2014 Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Various non-profits, hospitals, law enforcement and government agencies will receive funding to support programs that help people who are victims of crime.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday $36.2 million in grants will go to fund New York State programs that provide services to victims.

The programs will offer assistance such as counseling and crisis intervention, advocacy and legal help.

“When someone is the victim of a crime, they should have fast and easy access to services that help them recover,” Cuomo said. “New York must remain a leader in providing support services to crime victims, and this funding will help us meet that goal by ensuring that there are programs available in every corner of the State.”

The grants were administered by the Office of Victim Services.

For a complete list of the organizations and agencies that will share the grant, click here .

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