Victim program receives grant

CNJ staff

The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler.

The money, which comes from the Office for Victims of Crime, will be used to support activities hosted by the Victim Impact Program during National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, April 25 to May 2, Chandler said.

Activities this year include the annual Crime Victim Rights Week Breakfast, a candlelight vigil, Denim Days, and a Victims’ Rights Information Fair.

According to a release, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) was enacted in 1984 to provide financial support for state crime victims.