Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented $1,480,103 in Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Grant Program Funds for 21 projects. These funds are awarded to local nonprofit Child Advocacy Centers throughout the state to address the growing problem of child abuse and neglect.
"We are entrusted with the safety and well-being of West Virginia's children," Gov. Tomblin said. "Through these grants our communities can better protect our children through advocacy, education and evaluations among others."
The 2012 Legislature re-appropriated funding to implement a system of child advocacy centers throughout the state. This funding is intended to provide grant relief to be distributed through the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) to those child advocacy centers in need of supplemental financial assistance.