The announcement was made by Sen. Johnny Isakson and Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
“This center in northwest Georgia has a long history of support for victims of sexual assault,” said Isakson. “This funding will go a long way toward helping them reach out to more people in need as well as ensuring that these victims receive the proper assistance and attention.”
The grant will be used to increase services to victims by providing direct legal representation for victims of sexual assault, regardless of their income or ability to pay. Legal services provided will include child support or custody representation; legal separation or divorce representation; support to victims navigating the criminal justice system; a summer internship program for law students on how to serve victims of sexual assault.
“This program plays an important role in assisting those who have been victims of sexual assault, regardless of their ability to pay for assistance,” said Chambliss.