Funding for Victims at Risk of Cuts

Funding for Victims at Risk of Cuts

Funding to support victims of crimes like domestic violence and human trafficking in Wisconsin is in danger of being slashed by congressional leaders. 

If federal lawmakers fail to offer continued support for the Victims of Crime Act, the 40-million dollars victim services nonprofits in the state got last year could drop to about 13-million by October.  State Attorney General Josh Kaul says that would be “devastating” to various support programs, adding that those services already have less funding than they actually need.  The state’s Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety is expected to discuss Assembly Bill 950 today, a measure that could increase state-level funding for organizations that offer victim support.

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