PEORIA — The local effect of an unexpected $9 million cut in state funding for programs providing shelter, counseling and advocacy for victims of domestic abuse is becoming more clear.

It amounts to about a $200,000 loss in funding for the Center for Prevention of Abuse, spokesman Shaun Newell said Wednesday.

However, the organization has not had to reduce any of its programming because of the cuts, they said a day prior, because of continued community support and conservative budgeting. 

Still, the group hopes that lawmakers will reinstate the funding, Newell said.

The cuts were first reported by the Associated Press.