Justice Cabinet Awarding $26 Million in Federal Funds to Victims Programs

The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is awarding more than $26 million in federal grants to programs that assist victims of violent crime or help combat violence against women, Gov. Matt Bevin and Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today.

The funds are part of two federal grant programs – the Victims of Crime Act, known as VOCA, and the STOP Violence Against Women Act, known as VAWA.

Overall, the cabinet is awarding a record $25.2 million in VOCA money to 116 Kentucky programs, including those focused on child advocacy, domestic violence, sexual assault, law enforcement, prosecutor-based advocacy and legal aid, among other services.

Another $1.3 million in VAWA funds will support victim services, prosecutors, law enforcement, and court-based programs, among others.

“The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is working proactively to ensure that Kentucky’s victims services programs are maximizing available federal dollars to assist with providing essential services to some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Gov. Bevin. “We applaud the cabinet for their dedicated efforts to secure over $26 million in funds for victims services, and we are grateful for their ongoing commitment to supporting victims and their families throughout the Commonwealth.”

The Justice Cabinet’s Grants Management Division has worked aggressively in recent years to capture more federal dollars and proactively match Kentucky programs to grant money. This year’s VOCA total, for instance, represents a 306 percent increase over the amount awarded in 2015 – $6.2 million – when 77 programs received funds.

“These dollars support vital programs for victims in Kentucky, and our grants team is striving daily to secure every possible resource,” Secretary Tilley said. “Our commitment to victims of violence and crime is greater than ever before.”

A full list of the grant recipients is included here:

VOCA Grant Recipients

Office of Kentucky Legal Services Programs, Inc. – $202,463
The Nest–Center for Women, Children & Families – $234,573
Jefferson County Attorney’s Office – $152,451
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence – $49,655
UofL Hospital SAFE Services – $66,165
Merryman House – $1,439,158
Women’s Crisis Center – $828,496
Hope Harbor, Inc. – $289,210
L.K.L.P. Community Action Council, Inc. – $243,116
ElderServe, Inc. – $137,500
Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center – $399,462
Mothers Against Drunk Driving – $104,521
Family & Children’s Place – $538,902
The Center for Women and Families, Inc. – $900,000
Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM) – $145,000
CASA of Lexington – $239,308
GreenHouse17 – $1,200,474
Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass – $405,007
Graves County Child Advocacy Program – $75,143
SpringHaven, Inc. – $287,639
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center – $350,000
Home of the Innocents – $240,456
Legal Aid Society – $600,000
Green County Fiscal Court – $57,000
Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services – $400,000
Maryhurst, Inc. – $127,750
Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office – $73,981
Cumberland Trace Legal Services – $635,136
Frankfort Area Children’s Council (Sunshine Center) – $73,156
CASA For Kids of Kenton and Campbell County, Inc. – $85,695
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of KY – $380,382
NELCASA – $27,750
Hardin Memorial Health Foundation – $165,000
Family Nurturing Center – $264,646
Child Watch Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. – $290,000
Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy Center – $42,475
Brighton Center, Inc. – $75,938
Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky, Inc. – $775,973
DOVES of Gateway, Inc. – $400,000
CASA of Ohio Valley – $144,000
Barren County Fiscal Court – $49,522
Kentucky River Community Care, Inc. – $141,251
Judi’s Place for Kids, Inc. – $374,918
Green River Regional Rape Victim Services – $673,836
Boone County CASA – $49,828
Campbell County Attorney’s Office – $64,051
Hope’s Place, Inc. – $216,411
Franklin County Fiscal Court – $57,750
Christian County Attorney’s Office – $61,756
Lake Cumberland Children’s Advocacy Center – $198,792
O.A.S.I.S, Inc. – $402,230
Taylor County Fiscal Court – $61,301
Jeffersontown Police Department – $50,000
CASA for Bullitt County, Inc. – $25,531
Gateway Children’s Advocacy Center – $101,320
Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy Center – $97,997
CASA of the Bluegrass – $115,019
Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center – $1,700,000
CASA of Knox & Laurel Counties – $40,907
CASA of the Heartland – $66,228
Cumberland Valley Children’s Advocacy Center – $292,566
Fayette County Attorney’s Office – $219,551
Tri County CASA, Inc. – $83,955
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office – $160,000
University of Kentucky Research Foundation – $275,063
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass – $592,156
Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center – $312,224
Russell County Fiscal Court – $55,695
Cumberland Valley Domestic Violence Services, Inc. – $213,960
Sanctuary, Inc. – $400,000
11th Judicial Circuit – $49,251
Laurel County Attorney’s Office – $89,028
Adair County Attorney – $69,393
Bourbon County Attorney’s Office – $49,321
CASA of South Central KY – $129,063
Kentuckians Voice for Crime Victims – $71,456
Louisville/Jefferson Co. Metro Government – $50,000
Bethany House Abuse Shelter – $254,441
Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. – $150,000
CASA of Northeast Kentucky, Inc. – $83,040
Georgetown Police Department – $62,976
Williamsburg Police Department – $54,287
Ramey-Estep Homes, Inc. – $92,785
Kentucky River Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. – $54,745
Adanta Sexual Assault Resource Center – $170,000
McCracken County Fiscal Court – $61,633
Hart County Attorney’s Office – $59,391
Letcher County Attorney – $40,324
Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. – $650,000
Knox County Fiscal Court – $59,394
Pulaski County Attorney’s Office – $83,907
47th Circuit Commonwealth Attorney’s Office – $25,000
CASA by the Lakes – $92,227
CASA of Madison County, KY Inc. – $50,000
Daviess Co Attorney Office – $30,600
Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, Inc. – $134,164
Graves County Attorney’s Office – $76,617
Holly Hill Child and Family Solutions – $47,958
Hickman County Attorney’s Office – $48,500
CASA of the River Region – $146,720
Grayson County Attorney’s Office – $62,169
Children’s Advocacy Center of Green River District – $117,000
Calloway County Attorney’s Office – $66,375
Department of Corrections – $25,000
Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center DBA Ampersand SVRC – $925,000
CASA for Bracken, Fleming & Mason Counties, Inc. – $53,197
St. Joseph Children’s Home – $50,000
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Kentucky, Inc. – $107,971
NKY Children’s Law Center, Inc./DBA Children’s Law Center, Inc. – $166,465
CASA Program of Hopkins, Webster, & Crittenden Counties, Inc. – $39,851
Cumberland River Comprehensive Care Center;MH-MR Board, Inc. – $115,200
2nd Judicial Circuit-McCracken County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office – $31,595
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government – Street Sales – $130,852
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government – Street Sales – $48,305

VAWA Grant Recipients

GreenHouse 17 – $46,629
The Nest- Center for Women, Children & Families – $60,253
Sanctuary, Inc. – $53,271
Hope Harbor – $67,667
B.R.A.S. – $49,144
Catholic Charities of Louisville – $51,145
Chrysalis House – $50,630
The Center for Women and Families, Inc. – $39,200
DOVES of Gateway – $59,890
Green River Regional Rape Victim Services – $32,461
SpringHaven – $53,353
Safe Harbor of Northeast KY – $61,426
Bethany House – $42,000
Letcher Co. CARES – $55,088
Women’s Crisis Center – $109,743
The Nest- Center for Women, Children & Families – $60,253
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund – $5,432
Christian County Attorney – $78,230
Jefferson County Attorney Office – $152,961
Catholic Charities of Louisville – $51,197
McCracken Co. Attorney’s Office – $53,269
Administrative Courts of the Office – $95,280
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence – $117,784
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs – $71,010
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs – $59,835
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs – $100,565
KY Office of the Attorney General – $45,000
Hardin Memorial Health Foundation – $56,095
Merryman House – $44,457
Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center – $66,858
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government PD – $40.422
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office – $147.708
Office of Legal Services/Internal Investigations Branch – $86,938.00
Louisville/Jefferson Metro Government PD SVU – $61,401.00

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