Rep. Tranel: Statement on Governor Walker Protecting Funding for Sexual Assault Victims

“I am very pleased that Governor Walker has directed the Department of Justice to protect the Sexual Assault Victims Surcharge (SAVS) funding from budgetary lapses.   In a letter to Attorney General Van Hollen, several weeks ago, I stressed the need to protect this funding because of the vital services that are provided to help sexual assault victims in our communities,” said Tranel.  
SAVS currently serves as the only statewide funding source for victims of direct sexual assault in Wisconsin.