Williams applauds grant extension for Domestic Violence Center of Chester County

COATESVILLE, Sept. 16 – The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County received extended funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Office of Victims’ Services, state Rep. Dan Williams announced today.

Based in Coatesville, the center will again be allocated $204,022 for the period of Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2020, after the Victims’ Services Advisory Committee voted recently to extend grants under Victims of Crime Act funding.

The funding helps the Domestic Violence Center provide services to survivors of domestic violence, including their children.

“The mission of the Domestic Violence Center in Coatesville is of paramount importance to our community,” Williams said. “The individuals and families affected by domestic violence need these services, and I’m grateful to the wonderful folks at the center, as well as the VSAC, for their tireless work and financial efforts to ensure that victims and second victims get the care and attention they deserve.”

Victims of Crime Act funding supports local government and community-based victim services. It is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders and not from tax dollars. The grants are distributed in Pennsylvania through a PCCD committee.