PLS Braces for Drastic Funding Cuts for Domestic Violence Services
Pisgah Legal Services, Helpmate, The Mediation Center and Our VOICE learned that in September 2021, the Governor’s Crime Commission will no longer allocate federal funding from the Victims of Crime Act. Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is losing $1.2 million in VOCA funding over the next two years.
Nonprofit leaders hope local governments can use American Rescue Plan Act funds to help make up the difference.
The timing of the funding crunch couldn’t be worse, they said, as more turn to these groups for help during the COVID-19 pandemic.