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Federal funding to keep Livingston County's victim specialist program in place

Federal funding to keep Livingston County's victim specialist program in place

WHECTV
Created: October 07, 2019 03:31 PM

GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) — A quarter of a million dollars in federal funding is going to Livingston County. 

The money, from the Department of Justice's Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program, will be used by the Sheriff's Office to hire a victim specialist position.

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The 20-year-old program was about to end because funding was set to expire. 

In 2018, 250 local victims of crime were served by the victim specialist in Livingston County.

The specialist helps victims recover from the emotional, physical, psychological and financial stress resulting from traumatic incidents. 


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