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Auburn Police Department hoping to create crime victim specialist position

A specialist dedicated to providing services like trauma relief to crime victims could be coming soon to the Auburn Police Department.

Thursday, as an application formality, the Auburn City Council unanimously voted to authorize the APD to apply for a federal grant that would fund the new position. Titled the 2019 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program, the grant would help streamline a crime victim’s access to trauma-focused counseling, legal services and case management.

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