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Commissioners approve application

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Clay County Commissioners approved a grant application during a special meeting Monday.

The STOP (Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula grant supports the criminal justice system's response to violence against women and supports the services for the victims.

"It's a grant funded through the state," Victim's Advocate Kelly Mason said. "It pays our salary so that we can help council victims of criminal offenses like battery or sexual offenses. We sit with them during court trials; we're there for support."

Each state and territory must allocate 25 percent of the grant funds to law enforcement, 25 percent to prosecution, 5 percent to courts and 30 percent to victim services. The remaining 15 percent is discretionary within the parameters of the Violence Against Women Act.

The next Clay County Commissioners meeting will be Monday, April 2, at 9 a.m., in the Commissioner's Courtroom at the Clay County Courthouse. All meetings are open to the public.

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"It pays our salary so that we can help council victims of criminal offenses like battery" Really? I disagree the victim service from this county is a joke they do not serve the citizens of Clay County,what a waste of tax dollars.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Wed, Mar 28, 2012, at 9:19 AM

Roger, what would you do better if elected, since you think that women's program is such a joke?

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Mar 28, 2012, at 12:31 PM

You will be reported for doing what you are doing Proud of my Country u guys ARE BRAKING THE LAW.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Wed, Mar 28, 2012, at 3:38 PM

I disagree with money being allocated for a program that does not work.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Wed, Mar 28, 2012, at 3:40 PM

Some fine example you set for all in the community to see. Wow what a backwards old fool. Its time to progress into the 21st Century


-- Posted by Combat VET on Wed, Mar 28, 2012, at 3:43 PM

What? Idiot!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Thu, Mar 29, 2012, at 1:54 PM

Sticks and stones you old fool!

-- Posted by Combat VET on Fri, Mar 30, 2012, at 1:49 AM

Seriously? Am I really reading name calling, and fighting by 2 adults?

Grow up and set and lead by example.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Sun, Apr 1, 2012, at 1:33 AM

My apologies to all, good Idea oldtown, I can do that.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Sun, Apr 1, 2012, at 11:51 AM

I asked a legitimate question with no mean-spirited undertone. I get an answer like that? I expected better which is my fault!

Have a good day.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Apr 2, 2012, at 10:27 AM

combat vet;

i am curious as to where we can seek assistance for counciling like battery; when it was committed by law enforcement officers and prosecutors?

is there a toll free number to call?

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Thu, Apr 5, 2012, at 11:21 PM

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