Contingent grant money will employee new Victim Witness Coordinator

ASOTIN, WA - Leaders from the Asotin County Court House are waiting to see if they've been approved for a grant to help victims of crimes committed in the county.

Asotin County Commissioners gave permission to the prosecuting attorney's office to apply for the grant Monday. It's through the state's department of commerce.

The more than $74,000 grant would pay for the salary and benefits for the Victim Witness Coordinator, Susan Martz. She helps people fill out their paper work, figure out how the court system works and reminds them of their court dates.

Some of the money would help pay for the victim witness advocates position, which is currently held by Holly Tietz. The rest of the grant money will go toward buying office supplies.