ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state will spend $4 million to boost child abuse investigations.

The money announced by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will pay for video recording equipment and other technology used in child abuse investigations. It also will pay for the hiring of professional interviewers who are specially trained to interview young victims.

Cuomo says the “critical” investment will improve investigations while ensuring that child victims receive “effective emotional support.”

The grant funding will be divided among 26 different law enforcement departments, victim assistance groups and mental health agencies.