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DeWine launches initiative to help child victims of crime

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Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a new initiative to help child victims of crime.

Funded by grants from the federal Victims of Crime Act, DeWine is using at least $25 million to fund children's programs.

DeWine says it's important to ensure kids who experience trauma receive the care they need.

DeWine adds, "It is critical that crime victims have access to comprehensive care and services, and that includes services for our youngest, most vulnerable victims."

He called on organizations across the state to submit innovative ideas for programs in areas such as:

  • Providing comprehensive services to child victims of physical or sexual abuse.
  • Addressing mental health issues in children who have experienced trauma.
  • Providing trauma-informed care training to interested Ohio schools.
  • Helping children whose families are struggling with substance abuse.
  • Researching the impact of child abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences.
  • Locating safe, trauma-informed living environments for children.

Organizations should contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office to submit a proposal.

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