§21. Sexual Assault Victims Program

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/03/001/00021
Published: 2015

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21. Sexual Assault Victims Program

(a) A Sexual

Assault Victims Program is hereby established.

(b) The Vermont

Center for Crime Victims' Services is authorized to award grants for the sexual

assault victims program. Awards shall be made by the Center to Sexual Assault

Victims Program established for the purpose of providing emergency services,

counseling, and support for victims of sexual assault. The Center shall,

insofar as possible, award grants to provide reasonable geographic distribution

of funds around the State.

(c) [Repealed.]

(d) In order to

receive funds under this section, each participating program shall:

(1) receive some

funding from one or more local, municipal, or county source, public or private.

Contributions in kind, whether material, commodities, transportation, volunteer

services, or office space, may be evaluated and counted as part of this


(2) reapply

annually for continued funding as necessary.

(e) Duties and

functions of the Center.

(1) The Center

shall adopt rules under chapter 25 of this title pursuant to which interested

local programs may apply for funding. Any local agency or organization may

apply to participate.

(2) The Center

shall establish minimum standards for eligibility for State funds awarded

through the provisions of this section. (Added 1987, No. 257 (Adj. Sess.), § 1;

amended 1995, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 57a; 2011, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 51,

eff. May 14, 2012.)