Attorney General Part of Multi State Plea

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper joined fellow attorney generals from 51 other states and territories in asking Congress not to cut more than $1.4 billion from programs designed to fight crime and help crime victims themselves.

Each attorney general wrote a letter to Congress expressing concern about slashing funding to grants which help state and local law enforcement do their jobs in fighting drugs and violence. The proposed cuts would effect the Federal Crime Victims Fund which was created in 1984 by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

Some 4,400 local programs across the state rely on funding from the VOCA to keep their programs funded.