Macon – District Attorney David Cooke is proud to announce that the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is set to receive $199,638 as a recipient of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) continuation grant.

This grant, which includes $25,335 in matching funds from Macon-Bibb County, helps fund three victim advocate positions in the district attorney’s office, including a victim compensation advocate who joined our staff last year.

Victim advocates help crime victims navigate the judicial system, providing support and notification of when court proceedings are set to occur. Advocates also link victims to community resources and advise them of their rights as victims.

“It’s important that crime victims receive the help they need and deserve. This grant will enable our victim advocates to continue providing that helping hand victims need, when they need it most,” Cooke said.

If you’re a crime victim in need of help, call our office at 621-6427.

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Contact: Amy Leigh Womack

awomack@maconbibb.us

478-621-6179 (office)

478-319-2529 (cell)