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Central New York receives 8 million dollars to fight domestic violence

Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke at Binghamton University's Health Sciences in Johnson City.
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Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke at Binghamton University's Health Sciences in Johnson City. Oct. 25, 2021.

Central New York will get over one point 8 million dollars from the state for domestic violence and sexual assault programs. The funding can be used to help service centers and programs offset fiscal challenges and enhance outreach efforts to underserved communities.

A total of 83 domestic violence programs and 50 rape crisis centers across the state will receive money throughout the State Office of Children and Family Services.

Governor Kathy Hochul said, in a statement, the pandemic has tragically led to a rise in domestic and gender-based violence and this funding is critical to ensuring that survivors can safely access the help and services they need.

Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, poverty, and identity.