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via News5:

Through the largest grant in its 40-year history, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is getting help to continue helping victims of sexual assault.

The $3.25 million grant is through the Ohio Attorney General’s office and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund, money that comes from fines, fees and forfeitures from white-collar criminals.

“Without the money and the VOCA fund, this type of work just wouldn’t be possible in Northeast Ohio,” said Sarah Trimble, chief development officer for the CRCC.

The nonprofit serves people in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. In 2007, Trimble said, they were able to help 14,000 victims. In 2017, that number is projected to be 44,000 survivors — growth made possible through grants and funding

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