Grove Applauds Passage of Legislation to Fund Children’s Advocacy Centers
2/12/2013
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) applauded the House’s approval of House Bill 316, which will help to fund children’s advocacy centers and services for the victims of rape and domestic violence.

“I have seen the great work of the York County Children’s Advocacy Center, and I was pleased to vote in favor of legislation that would create a grant program to help these centers in their mission to investigate and treat child abuse,” said Grove. “House Bill 316 fulfills one of the important recommendations of the Task Force on Child Protection, which is funding for our children’s advocacy centers. The best part about this dedicated funding is that it will not cost taxpayers any additional money, but it will instead be funded by the legal fees of convicted criminals.”

Children’s advocacy centers offer comprehensive services to child victims by bringing together police, doctors, prosecutors, and children and youth employees to treat and investigate child abuse.

The legislation would create a grant program, administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, expected to provide $2.2 million annually in grants for new and existing children’s advocacy centers and $700,000 annually for domestic violence and rape services.

More information about Grove and his legislative priorities is available at www.RepGrove.com and www.Facebook.com/RepSethGrove.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Nicole Wamsley
717.783.8063
nwamsley@pahousegop.com
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