CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two groups in West Virginia will receive $1.4 million from the U.S. Justice Department for crime-fighting efforts.
The state Division of Justice and Community Services will use $1.3 million toward efforts to combat violent crime and substance abuse.
The city of Charleston will receive $136,000 to buy safety equipment for law enforcement.
The funding was announced Wednesday by Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin and Congressman Nick Rahall.