(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he is continuing his support of Ohio's crime victims by awarding more than $10,000 in grant funding. The money will help six Ohio organizations observing National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which runs from Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28. National Crime Victims' Rights Week honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
"Victims of crime need an incredible amount of support as they recover from acts of violence," said DeWine. "I hope that awarding these grants will help promote awareness about the agencies in Ohio that are there to help."
Those receiving the funding include:
- Stark County Prosecutor's Office, Victim/Witness Division, $2,000
- Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Cuyahoga County, $2,000
- The Ohio Hispanic Coalition, Franklin County, $1,900
- Warren County Prosecutor's Office, $1,990
- Meigs County Victim Assistance, $1,225
- Preble County Victim/Witness, $1,050
The grants announced today will specifically help fund special awareness programs to honor crime victims and their families during National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Last year Attorney General DeWine awarded these victim advocate groups, along with dozens of others, more than $17.5 million in state and federal funding as part of the State Victims Assistance Act and federal Victims of Crime Act coordinated by the Crime Victim section of the Attorney General's Office.
Attorney General DeWine is also hosting the "Two Days in May" conference on victim assistance on May 10 and 11 in Columbus. More information on this event is available on the Attorney General's website.
Jill Del Greco -- 614-466-3840
Mark Moretti -- 614-466-3840