There is a bill before lawmakers (Senate Bill 104) that is currently hung up and not being addressed. It concerns an agency that I did not know existed until I needed it, known as the Violent Crimes Compensation Board. The bill would provide funds to support the VCCB’s operating costs.
If you are the victim of a violent crime, they help pay doctors expenses and counseling. One day while walking home, I tried to stop a 27-year-old man, who was known as a repeat offender, from beating up some old people. My arm was broken in the process.
Through the VCCB, my arm was fixed and I was provided with counseling so that I would not turn into someone I didn’t want to become.
This tiny agency, manned by three great women, made sure I had what it took to heal. They are decent, kind and fair people who every day help those who need help the most.
Take a minute today and look up this agency. I hope you never need it, but lets make sure its there for people who do.
Call or email your lawmakers today and ask that this bill gets passed.