Sexual assault centers throughout Wisconsin will experience a decrease in government funding for the 2012 fiscal year. A 42.5 percent cut in funding will cause the centers to reevaluate the use of their money and who will be able to receive treatment and aid at the centers.
The Department of Justice claims that this decrease is important in order to maintain the workforce responsible for investigating the reports of sexual abuse.
Revenue collected from criminal surcharges dropped 21 percent this year as compared to 2008 and therefore the cut in funding to sexual assault centers will help make up for the difference. There are 43 centers in Wisconsin that will be affected by this cut.
If you have been sexually assaulted, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Wausau sexual assault lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.