Several agencies around Ohio received grants to build awareness about the resources available to victims of crime.
Attorney General Mike Dewine said ten agencies will share the money to promote their services this week, during Crime Victims' Rights Week.
Awardees in our area include the Children's Advocacy Center of Guernsey County and the Children's Advocacy Center of Licking County.
Agencies were given between $800-$1,000 each for their campaigns.
Dewine's office provides compensation to eligible crime victims and their families through the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Fund. The fund can pay for medical expenses, lost wages, funerals and other costs.
The fund paid out about $8.8 million in 2013.