Grant funds to help victim services in Henry County

Henry County is getting more than $100,000 in grant funding.
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Henry County is getting more than $100,000 in grant funding.

The Henry County Board of Commissioners voted at its May 7 regular meeting to accept a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Violence Against Women project for the Henry County Police Department.

It totals $70,000 in federal funding to aid in a collaborative effort between the HCPD, prosecutors, judges, and victim advocates to enhance the safety of women victims of violent crimes. The grant requires a local funding match of $23,333 which is available in the police department’s budget.

Also approved was the Henry County Fire Department’s acceptance of a $19,017 grant from the Georgia Trauma Commission, which will will fund the purchase of trauma equipment and supplies for the department.