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WGMD: AG Beau Biden joins 50 other AGs to urge Congress for increase in federal funding for crime victims
Attorney General Beau Biden is one of 51 AGs urging Congress to increase federal funding for victims of crime. The Attorneys General are asking Congress to increase the annual spending cap for funding for the Crime Victims Fund to $1-bilion dollars. The fund was established in 1984 and is funded through the collections from criminal fines, special assessments and other penalties paid by federal criminal offenders. Biden says that releasing more of the money that’s already in the fund they will be better able to meet the needs of crime victims and their families. Delaware’s allocation from the fund, which is disbursed by the DE Criminal Justice Council, has dropped $137,000 between FY 2011 and 2012. That’s money that’s not going to domestic violence shelters, counseling services and more.