Stimulus money for crime victims

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Crime victims in Arkansas will be helped by a $276,705 grant of federal stimulus money, the state Attorney General's office said.  The money will add about 5 percent to the $4.9 million victim-aid budget already in place.

"It will probably go pretty quickly," said Melissa Moody, Chief of Staff for Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.  The victim-aid program is funded 25 percent by federal grants, with the rest coming from court fees.

The stimulus money will help ensure that victims who apply in the future will be compensated, said a McDaniel spokesman, Gabe Holmstrom.

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