Cape Coral Police Department

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

Date: March 17, 2011

Subject: Cape Coral Police Victim Advocates Receive Grant from AttorneyGeneral Pam Bondi to Maintain Service Levels

The Cape Coral Police Department applied for and was awarded a grantfrom Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to offset costs and maintainstaffing levels for their Victim Advocate program.

The VOCA grant means $60,000 in funding for salaries and benefits fortwo of the department's three Victim Advocate positions for the rest offiscal year 2011. The department has already submitted an applicationfor continuing funding for fiscal year 2012 and anticipate notificationof the award in min July of this year.

"I am pleased that lots of families will continue to benefit from thiswonderful service. Families in grief need someone to turn to that theycan trust, and who have their best interests at heart" said JuiliaMcKinnon, a Cape Coral resident who has benefited from the service.