Jul 18 2003

From Darkness to Light Receives Nearly $200,000 from Federal Government

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has delivered promised funds to From Darkness to Light in Charleston. Graham previously announced the $198,700 received by the program when the FY2003 Omnibus Appropriations Bill was signed into law in February. The funds will be used for an adult awareness campaign about child sexual abuse. The primary focus of the project is a hard-hitting media campaign designed to attract attention to the scope and consequences of child abuse. This is coupled with a ‘hotline’ for more information and for referrals to resources that can provide help to child victims and adult survivors of abuse. “I am proud to see our state using cutting edge techniques to eliminate the terrible crime of child sexual abuse,” said Graham. ####