Kentucky State Police announce victim advocacy initiative

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Kentucky State Police

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) – Officials with Kentucky State Police say a new Victim Advocacy Program will provide needed support for crime victims.

A statement from the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet says details of the statewide initiative are being announced Thursday at the Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown.

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Officials say 16 advocates are being hired and trained to assist crime victims and those involved with critical incidents by providing support during and after a crisis.

The statement says funding will come from the Victims of Crime Act and partnerships with statewide agencies.