Child Advocacy Centers to See Cut in Funding

Michigan child advocacy centers are bracing for a $6.5 million reduction in funding.

The funds in question come from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), federal money which is taken from punitive damages in criminal court cases. The organization was expecting to receive $12.5 million in VOCA funding based on a May request for proposal, but was informed this week that they will be given only $6 million to be split between more than 30 organizations around the state.

The reduction in funding takes effect October 1st.