U.S. Department ot Justice

$6.3 Million in Federal Funds

Will pay for victim's Service Officers across the state

The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will pay for 88 of the officers in District Attorneys offices in the state. “Certified VSOs assist victims in acquiring counseling, provide information about their rights and resources, communicate with and comfort victims, and assist them through the judicial process.” The Alabama District Attorneys’ Association says an increase in violent crimes in…