The Vermont Statutes Online
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.
(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
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.)