Vermont gets $1.47 million in federal grants to help crime victims

first_imgPatrick Leahy (D-VT) announced Tuesday that Vermont has been awarded more than $1.47 million in federal grants to help victims of crime.  The grants come from the Crime Victims Fund, the primary source of federal financial aid for crime victims, and are administered through the US Department of Justice.“The need for victim assistance and compensation has grown over the years, and the Crime Victims Fund has been a mainstay for crime victims in states like Vermont,” said Leahy.  “Programs like those supported by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services help survivors piece their lives back together.  The vital funding Vermont has received from the Crime Victims Fund will help to ensure continued support for these efforts.”Vermont has received $1.27 million for victim assistance programs to support local efforts such as crisis intervention, emergency shelters, transportation, counseling and criminal justice system advocacy.  The state has also received $200,000 for compensation programs to reimburse victims and their families directly for expenses related to their victimization, including medical and mental health costs, and funeral burial expenses.  The funding is administered by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services.Leahy, a former prosecutor in Vermont, has led the effort in Congress to protect the Crime Victims Fund, which the last administration sought to tap for other uses.  The Fund is supported exclusively by fines and other penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not by taxpayer dollars.  The Fund serves roughly four million crime victims every year, including victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and drunk driving, as well as survivors of homicide victims.  Crime Victim Fund grants have become especially important for states at a time when many programs have faced funding cuts in the wake of the economic downturn.Leahy is the author of the Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act, which will help ensure that crime victims receive essential services and federal support under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).  Last October, the legislation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Leahy chairs.  He also worked to include $100 million for crime victim assistance in the 2009 economic recovery act.More than 4,000 agencies nationwide are supported by VOCA funds each year. Source: Leahy. 9.14.2010last_img read more

CU 2.0’s on-page SEO checklist

first_imgMost credit unions use content for inbound marketing in some capacity. But from what we’ve seen, most credit unions don’t follow many (if any) best practices. So, we’ve put together a brief on-page SEO checklist for copywriting.This is not an exhaustive list, and it doesn’t cover most of the technical side of things. Also, optimization for copywriting is constantly changing. Some gotta-dos in here might be outdated in a year. Still, these tips will help you generate compelling, ranking content…Usually.CU 2.0’s On-Page SEO Checklist for CopywritingThe following sections outline how important each item is on the checklist. If you’re new to SEO copywriting, this section will look thick—maybe even chonky.But what if this looks like too much? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas issues warning to Manchester United over Jack Grealish transfer

first_imgArsenal hero Charlie Nicholas issues warning to Manchester United over Jack Grealish transfer Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Apr 2020 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link390Shares Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas named Grealish in his Premier League team of the season (Picture: Getty)‘He is a lovely footballer and has tried to offer so much more than that for Villa.‘He has come on even more since Tottenham were linked and that price tag is going to continue to go up and up.‘As much as Villa are a mess, Grealish is an eye-catching player, so he definitely makes the team.’MORE: Odion Ighalo hits back at critics as Manchester United look to complete £15m dealMORE: Gary Neville names the best strike partnership he played with at Manchester United Advertisement Advertisement Manchester United want to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa this summer (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas has warned Manchester United that Jack Grealish’s valuation is going to go ‘up and up’ following his performances for Aston Villa in the Premier League.Grealish, 24, has emerged as one of United’s top transfer targets ahead of the summer, having starred at Villa Park for a number of years.The midfielder helped his boyhood club secure promotion from the Championship last season and has continued to impress in the English top-flight this term.Nicholas has been impressed by Grealish, naming the Villa captain in his Premier League team of the season, but says his price-tag could soar during the summer transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I am looking at different players that have impressed me and how their respective teams have performed,’ the Arsenal legend told Sky Sports.‘Leicester have only done it for part of the season, Chelsea have been unpredictable, Man Utd not so much, Arsenal and Tottenham have been poor, Burnley have been average, while Wolves and Sheffield United have been brilliant.‘Jack Grealish has had a first-class season, and he has actually been better than James Maddison I feel.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘A lot doing comparisons between the two. He has been carrying the Aston Villa attack for a while.‘I understand how Jeff Stelling and the others have the debate around whether Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Maddison or Grealish should play in that spot.‘There is an abundance of talent, but Grealish has stood up to it. He wanted the ball and has shown maturity that I have never seen before. Commentlast_img read more