Feds give Georgia $110M for crime victim assistance

The top federal prosecutors in Georgia say victim assistance programs across the state are receiving more than $110 million to help crime victims.

The U.S. attorneys for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts in Georgia and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council announced the awarding of the funds Friday.

About $6.6 million is being awarded under the Victims of Crime Act Victim Compensation Grant Program. That money is meant to reimburse victims and survivors for medical expenses, mental health counseling, lost income or support, funeral costs and crime scene cleaning.

And nearly $105 million under the Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Formula will go to local governments and community organizations that provide services to crime victims.