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Grants awarded for victim assistance

October 15, 2007

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Two Douglas County organizations are the recipients of grants through the Federal Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance program.

GaDuGi SafeCenter was awarded $42,317, while $110,000 was awarded to Women's Transitional Care Services.

GaDuGi provides advocacy and support for the victim-survivors of sexual violence. The money will be used for direct services to those victims, GaDuGi executive director Sarah Jane Russell said.

This is the 13th year the organization has received the federal grant, Russell said. Last year's grant was about $54,000, she said.

"We did take a cut this year but we're very grateful to get (the grant) because it does help us do this work," Russell said.

WTCS provides safe shelter and peer counseling advocacy and other services to survivors of domestic violence in Douglas, Franklin and southern Jefferson counties.

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