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State Awards $1.5 Million to Child Advocacy Centers

Sgt. Ashley Snyder plays with her son and some of the other soldiers' children during the 363 Military Police annual Christmas party.  Sgt. Snyder will be deploying to Kosovo.

More than $1.5 million has been awarded to child advocacy centers in West Virginia.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s office says the funds will go to 20 projects across the state. The money will assist local non-profit child advocacy centers in addressing child abuse and neglect.

The state grant funding is coordinated through the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services. It provides financial support to child advocacy centers in need of supplemental financial assistance.