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FEDERAL AID FOR VICTIMS OK'D

The territory's Law Enforcement Planning Commission and the Department of Human Services are to receive more than $700,000 in federal funds to assist victims of crime in the Virgin Islands, it was announced Thursday.
Through the federal Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, the U.S. Department of Justice will provide $579,000 for the LEPC Victim Witness Services. The funding is to support the crime victims services through September 2002.
Another $127,000 in federal funds from the same program will go to Health and Human Services' Criminal Victims Compensation Commission. The money is to be used to enhance victim compensation payments to eligible crime victims in the territory.
Delegate to Congress Donna Christian-Christensen, who announced the grants Thursday, noted in a release that "It is important that we continue to seek outside funding opportunities during such critical economic times in the territory."

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The territory's Law Enforcement Planning Commission and the Department of Human Services are to receive more than $700,000 in federal funds to assist victims of crime in the Virgin Islands, it was announced Thursday.
Through the federal Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, the U.S. Department of Justice will provide $579,000 for the LEPC Victim Witness Services. The funding is to support the crime victims services through September 2002.
Another $127,000 in federal funds from the same program will go to Health and Human Services' Criminal Victims Compensation Commission. The money is to be used to enhance victim compensation payments to eligible crime victims in the territory.
Delegate to Congress Donna Christian-Christensen, who announced the grants Thursday, noted in a release that "It is important that we continue to seek outside funding opportunities during such critical economic times in the territory."