Feds Award Virginia $57M for Crime Victims - NBC4 Washington
First Read
Your first stop for politics in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Feds Award Virginia $57M for Crime Victims



    Famous Showdowns Between Outlaws and the Law
    Ufuk ZIVANA, Shutterstock.com

    The federal government has awarded Virginia $57 million in grant money to help improve services for crime victims. 

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the grant was $6.6 million more than the state received last year. 

    McAuliffe said the federal funds be coupled with state funds to provide training and other help to various victim and witness programs, as well as help fund sexual assault crisis centers, child abuse treatment programs around the state. 

    Money from the federal Victims of Crime Act funds comes from criminal fines and other sources and is not collected through tax revenue.