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FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced a $2 million grant has been awarded to his Office of Victims Advocacy (OVA).

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance is providing the funds for training and technical assistance for criminal justice professionals and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE).

“Kentucky’s criminal justice professionals and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners play a vital role in delivering justice for survivors of sexual assault, and this $2 million grant will allow us to continue supporting their important work,” said Attorney General Cameron. “I appreciate the U.S. Department of Justice for awarding this funding to assist survivors and strengthen the systems that serve them.”

Cameron’s OVA hopes to enable SANE employees with the resources to appropriate forensic medical care to pediatric and adolescent sexual assault patients. Additionally, DOJ’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) hopes to aid law enforcement officers in their efforts to bring violent sexual predators to justice by helping to fund the investigation and forensic genealogy testing of 25 cold cases.

To learn more about the Attorney General’s Office of Victims Advocacy click here, and to view a full list of the 2021 SAKI grant recipients, click here.