Rep. Andy Welch Announces Increased Grant Funding for Southern Crescent Center in State Budget
ATLANTA – State Representative Andy Welch (R-McDonough) today announced that the fiscal year 2016 state budget will include $10,000 in additional grant funds for Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center in Hampton, Georgia. The House of Representatives gave final, unanimous, approval to the fiscal year 2016 budget, or HB 76, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
“I’m proud of the Georgia General Assembly for their support of the Southern Crescent Center through the 2016 state budget,” said Rep. Welch. “I would like to especially thank the members of our local delegation for working with me to secure the important funds. The Southern Crescent Center provides valuable support for victims of sexual abuse and harassment. The additional funds appropriated in the 2016 budget will ensure that the center can continue to help victims recover from traumatic experiences.”
The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center provides a collaborative, coordinated, community response in an effort to reduce the incidence of child maltreatment and sexual violence through prevention, intervention, and education.
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Representative Andrew Welch represents the citizens of District 110, which includes portions of Butts, Henry, and Newton Counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Vice Chairman on the Code Revisions Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Economic Development. He also serves on the Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Regulated Industries committees.