Maine Revised Statutes

§1662. Funds

1. Purposes.  The Department of Health and Human Services may receive and disburse funds made available to it for financial support grants or contracts to rape crisis centers for the following purposes:
A. Direct crisis intervention counseling of rape and sexual assault victims; [1983, c. 826, §1 (NEW).]
B. Programs to support a sexual assault victim's interaction with medical, psychological and legal professionals; [1983, c. 826, §1 (NEW).]
C. Programs to advocate and work with the sexual assault victim throughout the court process, but not to provide legal services; and [1983, c. 826, §1 (NEW).]
D. Programs to educate and train the public on rape and sexual assault prevention. [1983, c. 826, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1983, c. 826, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
2. Geographic coverage.  Insofar as practicable, the department shall make funds available to all areas of the State.
[ 1983, c. 826, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Local match.  Any rape crisis center which applies for funds under this chapter shall demonstrate a match of either private donations, local funding or in-kind resources in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services' policies.
[ 1983, c. 826, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
1983, c. 826, §1 (NEW). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV).