Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced nearly $80,000 in grants Wednesday to cover the cost of childhood sexual abuse forensic exams.
The grants will cover the cost of more than 1,000 exams in the next year. The money will be shared among Kentucky’s 15 children’s advocacy centers, which serve victims of childhood abuse in Kentucky. The grants are financed by the Child Victims’ Trust Fund, which provides financing for childhood sexual abuse prevention programs.
“Before reaching their 18th birthday, one in 10 children experience child sexual abuse, and every day, my team and I are working to prevent this abuse and seek justice for each victim,” Beshear said. “I encourage those who wish to join our mission of preventing child abuse and supporting survivors to consider a donation to the Child Victims’ Trust Fund.”
The grants will provide financing for sexual abuse prevention programs statewide.
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