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GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
PROGRAM GRANT AWARDS

CHARLESTON — Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today, June 29, 2016, awarded ,087,599.00 in STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program funds for twenty-eight (28) projects statewide. The purpose of these funds is to establish or enhance teams whose core members include victim service providers, law enforcement, and prosecution to improve the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women. Grants provide personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for the establishment or enhancement of these teams. Additionally, statewide projects are funded to provide training and educational opportunities for all victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecution, and court personnel throughout the state.
STOP funds are awarded from the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds are administered by the Division of Justice and Community Services.
Funds were awarded to the following:
CABELL

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.,446.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Cabell County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Cabell County Prosecutor’s Office, Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, CONTACT of Huntington, and the Huntington Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Amanda McComas
Phone: (304) 529-2382
Email: mccomas@branchesdvs.org

CALHOUN

Family Crisis Intervention Center,799.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Calhoun County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Intervention Center, and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms Emly S. Larkins
Phone: (304) 428-2333
Email: eelarkins@suddenlink.net

FAYETTE

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,671.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Fayette County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Fayette County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council, and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: Pbailey@wrcwv.org

GRANT

Family Crisis Center, Inc.,683.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Grant County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Center, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Sony Fazzalore
Phone: (304) 788-6061
Email: fcc911@frontier.com

GREENBRIER

Family Refuge Center,040.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Greenbrier County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Greenbrier County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center, the Lewisburg Police Department, and the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyrefugecenter.org

HARRISON

Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.",176.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Harrison County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office, the Task Force on Domestic Violence “HOPE, Inc.”, the Bridgeport Police Department and the Clarksburg Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Harriet Sutton
Phone: (304) 367-1100
Email: hmsutton@hopeincwv.org

KANAWHA

Kanawha County Commission,429.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Kanawha County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program, the Family Counseling Connection – REACH Program, Beginning My Empowerment Thru Emmanuel’s Kingdom (BEMEEK) Outreach Program, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and the Charleston Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Gale A. Teare
Phone: (304) 357-0499
Email: galeteare@kcso.us

MARION

Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.",078.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Marion County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, the Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.", the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fairmont Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Harriet Sutton
Phone: (304) 367-1100
Email: hmsutton@hopeincwv.org

MARSHALL

Marshall County Commission,259.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Marshall County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program, and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Betsy Frohnapfel
Phone: (304) 845-0482
Email: bfrohnapfel@marshallcountywv.org

MINERAL

Family Crisis Center, Inc.,683.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Mineral County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Mineral County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Center, and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Sonya Fazzalore
Phone: (304) 788-6061
Email: fcc911@frontier.com

MINGO

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, Inc.,576.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Mingo County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Mingo County Prosecutor’s Office, the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, and the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kim Ryan
Phone: (304) 235-6121
Email: k.s.ryan@hotmail.com

MINGO, LOGAN

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, Inc.,596.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Logan County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office, the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kim Ryan
Phone: (304) 235-6121
Email: k.s.ryan@hotmail.com
MONONGALIA

The Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.,599.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Monongalia County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Monongalia County Prosecutor’s Office, the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, the Morgantown Police Department, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, and the Star City Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Judy King
Phone: (304) 292-5100
Email: rdvic99@earthlink.net

Monroe

Family Refuge Center,825.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Monroe County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyresourcecenter.org

NICHOLAS

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,904.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Nicholas County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Nicholas County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council and the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: pbailey@wrcwv.org

OHIO

Ohio County Commission,614.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Ohio County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program, the YWCA Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach Program, and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Mr. Scott R. Smith
Phone: (304) 234-3631
Email: ssmith@wvocpa.org

POCAHONTAS

Family Refuge Center ,000.00
These funds provide for the enhancement of the Pocahontas County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Pocahontas County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center and the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyrefugecenter.org

PRESTON

The Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.,643.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Preston County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Preston County Prosecutor’s Office, the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, and the Preston County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Judy King
Phone: (304) 292-5100
Email: rdvic99@earthlink.net

PUTNAM

Putnam County Commission,421.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Putnam County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office, Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, the Family Counseling Connection – REACH Program, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Sheriff Steve Deweese
Phone: (304) 586-0256
Email: tcraigo@putnamwv.org

RALEIGH

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,535.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Raleigh County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Raleigh County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council, and the Beckley Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: pbailey@wrcwv.org

RANDOLPH

Women’s Aid in Crisis,767.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Randolph County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office, Women’s Aid in Crisis, and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Marcia R. Drake
Phone: (304) 626-8433
Email: mdrake@waicwv.org

ROANE

Family Crisis Intervention Center,398.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Roane County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Roane County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Intervention Center, the Spencer Police Department, and the Roane County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Emily S. Larkins
Phone: (304) 428-2333
Email: eelarkins@suddenlink.net

UPSHUR

Upshur County Commission,496.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Upshur County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Upshur County Prosecutor’s Office, Women’s Aid in Crisis, and the Buckhannon Police Department.

Contact:Mr. David E. Godwin
Phone: (304) 472-9699
Email: degodwin@upshurcounty.org

STATEWIDE

West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute,284.00
These funds provide for the development and continuation of strengthening prosecution strategies and best practices as well as improve prosecution-based victim services in cases involving violence against women through training and the development of resources.

Contact:Ms. Sherry Eling
Phone: (304) 558-3348
Email: sherry.s.eling@wv.gov

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services,689.00
These funds provide for finalizing the development of an Advocate Guide and Protocol with participating correctional facilities in the state for service provision; convert training materials into e-learning resources; and work with Rape Crisis Centers on service implementation in order to work towards compliance with PREA requirements.

Contact:Ms. Nancy Hoffman
Phone: (304) 366-9500
Email: wvfris@frontier.com

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals,104.00
These funds provide for updating and printing the Domestic Violence Benchbook; to provide the salary of a DV Case Coordinator for the pilot program of the Kanawha County Domestic Violence Court; to maintain the Domestic Violence Registry back-up internet site; and to provide continued training for court personnel in the area of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

Contact:Ms. Angela Saunders
Phone: (304) 558-0145
Email: Angela.saunders@courtswv.gov

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence,763.00
These funds provide for the continued enhancement of the statewide domestic and sexual violence database; to provide training and technical assistance for STOP Teams and Domestic Violence Programs on cultural diversity and cultural competency; and to promote dating violence protocols.

Contact:Ms. Tonia Thomas
Phone: (304) 965-3552
Email: tthomas@wvcadv.org

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Serivces,121.00
These funds provide for training activities, the on-going development and capacity building of service providers to victims of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking crimes, and to provide training and resources for these programs in order to provide services to sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victims.

Contact:Ms. Nancy Hoffman
Phone: (304) 366-9500
Email: wvfris@frountier.com

Division of Justice & Community Services contact:

Sarah J. Brown
Senior Justice Programs Specialist
Division of Justice and Community Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304) 558-8814, Extension 53337
Email: Sarah.J.Brown@wv.gov

Photos available for media use. All photos should be attributed “Photo courtesy of Office of the Governor.”

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improving internet connection
Image by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
PROGRAM GRANT AWARDS

CHARLESTON — Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today, June 29, 2016, awarded ,087,599.00 in STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program funds for twenty-eight (28) projects statewide. The purpose of these funds is to establish or enhance teams whose core members include victim service providers, law enforcement, and prosecution to improve the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women. Grants provide personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for the establishment or enhancement of these teams. Additionally, statewide projects are funded to provide training and educational opportunities for all victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecution, and court personnel throughout the state.
STOP funds are awarded from the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds are administered by the Division of Justice and Community Services.
Funds were awarded to the following:
CABELL

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.,446.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Cabell County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Cabell County Prosecutor’s Office, Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, CONTACT of Huntington, and the Huntington Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Amanda McComas
Phone: (304) 529-2382
Email: mccomas@branchesdvs.org

CALHOUN

Family Crisis Intervention Center,799.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Calhoun County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Intervention Center, and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms Emly S. Larkins
Phone: (304) 428-2333
Email: eelarkins@suddenlink.net

FAYETTE

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,671.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Fayette County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Fayette County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council, and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: Pbailey@wrcwv.org

GRANT

Family Crisis Center, Inc.,683.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Grant County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Center, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Sony Fazzalore
Phone: (304) 788-6061
Email: fcc911@frontier.com

GREENBRIER

Family Refuge Center,040.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Greenbrier County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Greenbrier County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center, the Lewisburg Police Department, and the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyrefugecenter.org

HARRISON

Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.",176.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Harrison County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office, the Task Force on Domestic Violence “HOPE, Inc.”, the Bridgeport Police Department and the Clarksburg Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Harriet Sutton
Phone: (304) 367-1100
Email: hmsutton@hopeincwv.org

KANAWHA

Kanawha County Commission,429.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Kanawha County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program, the Family Counseling Connection – REACH Program, Beginning My Empowerment Thru Emmanuel’s Kingdom (BEMEEK) Outreach Program, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and the Charleston Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Gale A. Teare
Phone: (304) 357-0499
Email: galeteare@kcso.us

MARION

Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.",078.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Marion County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, the Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.", the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fairmont Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Harriet Sutton
Phone: (304) 367-1100
Email: hmsutton@hopeincwv.org

MARSHALL

Marshall County Commission,259.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Marshall County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program, and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Betsy Frohnapfel
Phone: (304) 845-0482
Email: bfrohnapfel@marshallcountywv.org

MINERAL

Family Crisis Center, Inc.,683.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Mineral County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Mineral County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Center, and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Sonya Fazzalore
Phone: (304) 788-6061
Email: fcc911@frontier.com

MINGO

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, Inc.,576.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Mingo County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Mingo County Prosecutor’s Office, the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, and the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kim Ryan
Phone: (304) 235-6121
Email: k.s.ryan@hotmail.com

MINGO, LOGAN

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, Inc.,596.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Logan County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office, the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kim Ryan
Phone: (304) 235-6121
Email: k.s.ryan@hotmail.com
MONONGALIA

The Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.,599.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Monongalia County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Monongalia County Prosecutor’s Office, the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, the Morgantown Police Department, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, and the Star City Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Judy King
Phone: (304) 292-5100
Email: rdvic99@earthlink.net

Monroe

Family Refuge Center,825.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Monroe County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyresourcecenter.org

NICHOLAS

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,904.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Nicholas County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Nicholas County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council and the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: pbailey@wrcwv.org

OHIO

Ohio County Commission,614.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Ohio County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program, the YWCA Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach Program, and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Mr. Scott R. Smith
Phone: (304) 234-3631
Email: ssmith@wvocpa.org

POCAHONTAS

Family Refuge Center ,000.00
These funds provide for the enhancement of the Pocahontas County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Pocahontas County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center and the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyrefugecenter.org

PRESTON

The Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.,643.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Preston County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Preston County Prosecutor’s Office, the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, and the Preston County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Judy King
Phone: (304) 292-5100
Email: rdvic99@earthlink.net

PUTNAM

Putnam County Commission,421.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Putnam County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office, Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, the Family Counseling Connection – REACH Program, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Sheriff Steve Deweese
Phone: (304) 586-0256
Email: tcraigo@putnamwv.org

RALEIGH

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,535.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Raleigh County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Raleigh County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council, and the Beckley Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: pbailey@wrcwv.org

RANDOLPH

Women’s Aid in Crisis,767.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Randolph County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office, Women’s Aid in Crisis, and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Marcia R. Drake
Phone: (304) 626-8433
Email: mdrake@waicwv.org

ROANE

Family Crisis Intervention Center,398.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Roane County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Roane County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Intervention Center, the Spencer Police Department, and the Roane County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Emily S. Larkins
Phone: (304) 428-2333
Email: eelarkins@suddenlink.net

UPSHUR

Upshur County Commission,496.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Upshur County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Upshur County Prosecutor’s Office, Women’s Aid in Crisis, and the Buckhannon Police Department.

Contact:Mr. David E. Godwin
Phone: (304) 472-9699
Email: degodwin@upshurcounty.org

STATEWIDE

West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute,284.00
These funds provide for the development and continuation of strengthening prosecution strategies and best practices as well as improve prosecution-based victim services in cases involving violence against women through training and the development of resources.

Contact:Ms. Sherry Eling
Phone: (304) 558-3348
Email: sherry.s.eling@wv.gov

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services,689.00
These funds provide for finalizing the development of an Advocate Guide and Protocol with participating correctional facilities in the state for service provision; convert training materials into e-learning resources; and work with Rape Crisis Centers on service implementation in order to work towards compliance with PREA requirements.

Contact:Ms. Nancy Hoffman
Phone: (304) 366-9500
Email: wvfris@frontier.com

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals,104.00
These funds provide for updating and printing the Domestic Violence Benchbook; to provide the salary of a DV Case Coordinator for the pilot program of the Kanawha County Domestic Violence Court; to maintain the Domestic Violence Registry back-up internet site; and to provide continued training for court personnel in the area of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

Contact:Ms. Angela Saunders
Phone: (304) 558-0145
Email: Angela.saunders@courtswv.gov

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence,763.00
These funds provide for the continued enhancement of the statewide domestic and sexual violence database; to provide training and technical assistance for STOP Teams and Domestic Violence Programs on cultural diversity and cultural competency; and to promote dating violence protocols.

Contact:Ms. Tonia Thomas
Phone: (304) 965-3552
Email: tthomas@wvcadv.org

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Serivces,121.00
These funds provide for training activities, the on-going development and capacity building of service providers to victims of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking crimes, and to provide training and resources for these programs in order to provide services to sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victims.

Contact:Ms. Nancy Hoffman
Phone: (304) 366-9500
Email: wvfris@frountier.com

Division of Justice & Community Services contact:

Sarah J. Brown
Senior Justice Programs Specialist
Division of Justice and Community Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304) 558-8814, Extension 53337
Email: Sarah.J.Brown@wv.gov

Photos available for media use. All photos should be attributed “Photo courtesy of Office of the Governor.”

DSC_6730
improving internet connection
Image by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
PROGRAM GRANT AWARDS

CHARLESTON — Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today, June 29, 2016, awarded ,087,599.00 in STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program funds for twenty-eight (28) projects statewide. The purpose of these funds is to establish or enhance teams whose core members include victim service providers, law enforcement, and prosecution to improve the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women. Grants provide personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for the establishment or enhancement of these teams. Additionally, statewide projects are funded to provide training and educational opportunities for all victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecution, and court personnel throughout the state.
STOP funds are awarded from the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds are administered by the Division of Justice and Community Services.
Funds were awarded to the following:
CABELL

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.,446.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Cabell County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Cabell County Prosecutor’s Office, Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, CONTACT of Huntington, and the Huntington Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Amanda McComas
Phone: (304) 529-2382
Email: mccomas@branchesdvs.org

CALHOUN

Family Crisis Intervention Center,799.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Calhoun County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Intervention Center, and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms Emly S. Larkins
Phone: (304) 428-2333
Email: eelarkins@suddenlink.net

FAYETTE

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,671.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Fayette County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Fayette County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council, and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: Pbailey@wrcwv.org

GRANT

Family Crisis Center, Inc.,683.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Grant County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Center, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Sony Fazzalore
Phone: (304) 788-6061
Email: fcc911@frontier.com

GREENBRIER

Family Refuge Center,040.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Greenbrier County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Greenbrier County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center, the Lewisburg Police Department, and the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyrefugecenter.org

HARRISON

Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.",176.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Harrison County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office, the Task Force on Domestic Violence “HOPE, Inc.”, the Bridgeport Police Department and the Clarksburg Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Harriet Sutton
Phone: (304) 367-1100
Email: hmsutton@hopeincwv.org

KANAWHA

Kanawha County Commission,429.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Kanawha County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program, the Family Counseling Connection – REACH Program, Beginning My Empowerment Thru Emmanuel’s Kingdom (BEMEEK) Outreach Program, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and the Charleston Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Gale A. Teare
Phone: (304) 357-0499
Email: galeteare@kcso.us

MARION

Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.",078.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Marion County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, the Task Force on Domestic Violence, "HOPE, Inc.", the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fairmont Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Harriet Sutton
Phone: (304) 367-1100
Email: hmsutton@hopeincwv.org

MARSHALL

Marshall County Commission,259.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Marshall County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program, and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Betsy Frohnapfel
Phone: (304) 845-0482
Email: bfrohnapfel@marshallcountywv.org

MINERAL

Family Crisis Center, Inc.,683.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Mineral County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Mineral County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Center, and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Sonya Fazzalore
Phone: (304) 788-6061
Email: fcc911@frontier.com

MINGO

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, Inc.,576.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Mingo County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Mingo County Prosecutor’s Office, the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, and the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kim Ryan
Phone: (304) 235-6121
Email: k.s.ryan@hotmail.com

MINGO, LOGAN

Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, Inc.,596.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Logan County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office, the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter, and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kim Ryan
Phone: (304) 235-6121
Email: k.s.ryan@hotmail.com
MONONGALIA

The Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.,599.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Monongalia County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Monongalia County Prosecutor’s Office, the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, the Morgantown Police Department, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, and the Star City Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Judy King
Phone: (304) 292-5100
Email: rdvic99@earthlink.net

Monroe

Family Refuge Center,825.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Monroe County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyresourcecenter.org

NICHOLAS

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,904.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Nicholas County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Nicholas County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council and the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: pbailey@wrcwv.org

OHIO

Ohio County Commission,614.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Ohio County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office, the YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program, the YWCA Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach Program, and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Mr. Scott R. Smith
Phone: (304) 234-3631
Email: ssmith@wvocpa.org

POCAHONTAS

Family Refuge Center ,000.00
These funds provide for the enhancement of the Pocahontas County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Pocahontas County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Refuge Center and the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Kenosha Davenport
Phone: (304) 645-6334
Email: kenoshad@familyrefugecenter.org

PRESTON

The Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.,643.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Preston County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Preston County Prosecutor’s Office, the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, and the Preston County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Judy King
Phone: (304) 292-5100
Email: rdvic99@earthlink.net

PUTNAM

Putnam County Commission,421.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Putnam County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office, Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, the Family Counseling Connection – REACH Program, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Sheriff Steve Deweese
Phone: (304) 586-0256
Email: tcraigo@putnamwv.org

RALEIGH

Comprehensive Women’s Service Council,535.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Raleigh County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Raleigh County Prosecutor’s Office, the Comprehensive Women’s Service Council, and the Beckley Police Department.

Contact:Ms. Patricia M. Bailey
Phone: (304) 255-2559
Email: pbailey@wrcwv.org

RANDOLPH

Women’s Aid in Crisis,767.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Randolph County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office, Women’s Aid in Crisis, and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Marcia R. Drake
Phone: (304) 626-8433
Email: mdrake@waicwv.org

ROANE

Family Crisis Intervention Center,398.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Roane County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Roane County Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Crisis Intervention Center, the Spencer Police Department, and the Roane County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact:Ms. Emily S. Larkins
Phone: (304) 428-2333
Email: eelarkins@suddenlink.net

UPSHUR

Upshur County Commission,496.00
These funds provide for the enhancement and the continuation of the Upshur County STOP Team to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The core Team includes the Upshur County Prosecutor’s Office, Women’s Aid in Crisis, and the Buckhannon Police Department.

Contact:Mr. David E. Godwin
Phone: (304) 472-9699
Email: degodwin@upshurcounty.org

STATEWIDE

West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute,284.00
These funds provide for the development and continuation of strengthening prosecution strategies and best practices as well as improve prosecution-based victim services in cases involving violence against women through training and the development of resources.

Contact:Ms. Sherry Eling
Phone: (304) 558-3348
Email: sherry.s.eling@wv.gov

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services,689.00
These funds provide for finalizing the development of an Advocate Guide and Protocol with participating correctional facilities in the state for service provision; convert training materials into e-learning resources; and work with Rape Crisis Centers on service implementation in order to work towards compliance with PREA requirements.

Contact:Ms. Nancy Hoffman
Phone: (304) 366-9500
Email: wvfris@frontier.com

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals,104.00
These funds provide for updating and printing the Domestic Violence Benchbook; to provide the salary of a DV Case Coordinator for the pilot program of the Kanawha County Domestic Violence Court; to maintain the Domestic Violence Registry back-up internet site; and to provide continued training for court personnel in the area of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

Contact:Ms. Angela Saunders
Phone: (304) 558-0145
Email: Angela.saunders@courtswv.gov

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence,763.00
These funds provide for the continued enhancement of the statewide domestic and sexual violence database; to provide training and technical assistance for STOP Teams and Domestic Violence Programs on cultural diversity and cultural competency; and to promote dating violence protocols.

Contact:Ms. Tonia Thomas
Phone: (304) 965-3552
Email: tthomas@wvcadv.org

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Serivces,121.00
These funds provide for training activities, the on-going development and capacity building of service providers to victims of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking crimes, and to provide training and resources for these programs in order to provide services to sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victims.

Contact:Ms. Nancy Hoffman
Phone: (304) 366-9500
Email: wvfris@frountier.com

Division of Justice & Community Services contact:

Sarah J. Brown
Senior Justice Programs Specialist
Division of Justice and Community Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304) 558-8814, Extension 53337
Email: Sarah.J.Brown@wv.gov

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