Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie today to announce Governor Cuomo’s 6.5 million dollar initiative to support services to sexual assault victims around the state. The Lt. Governor said the more than $600 thousand dollars earmarked for Hudson Valley agencies will be used to enhance sexual assault prevention efforts in local communities and on college campuses.
"Two years ago, Governor Cuomo enacted the toughest policy in the nation to fight sexual assault on college campuses. Today, we are focusing on prevention and advocacy, providing funding for programs at hospitals, non-profit organizations and government agencies, and getting victims the help they need to recover from this unconscionable crime."
Family Partnership will receive over $100 thousand dollars in funding for programs in Dutchess County.