State gets $1.3 million for victim assistance

Posted: Friday, July 05, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department has awarded nearly $1.3 million to the state to help groups that assist crime victims.

The money comes from the Justice Department's Office for Victims of Crime. The funds come from fines and penalties paid by criminals, said U.S. Attorney Timothy Burgess.

The state will distribute the money to domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers and other local agencies. It will be used to provide counseling, crisis intervention, emergency shelter and criminal justice advocacy services.

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