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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Arizona Agencies Awarded Over $9 Million in Federal Grants to Combat Crime, Assist Victims, and Promote Public and Officer Safety.

     PHOENIX – Today, U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced that over $9 million in federal grant funds have been awarded to a variety of Arizona-based state, local, and non-profit organizations.  The federal grant awards, which are individually summarized below, are intended to combat crime, assist victims of crime, and promote public and officer safety:

•  Rocky Mountain Information Network: Awarded $4,740,957 to offer support to regional law enforcement agencies, critical analytical and investigative support services, and de-confliction to enhance officer safety.  (Grant No. 2015-RS-CX-0003)

Maricopa County: Awarded $1,064,609 to support its probation, prosecution, enforcement, forensic, and prevention programs, with the goal of preventing and controlling crime and increasing officer safety.  (Grant No. 2016-DJ-BX-0801)

•  Arizona Governor’s Office: Awarded $828,727 to support its Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention program.  (Grant No. 2016-JF-FX-0013)

•  Arizona Department of Corrections:  Awarded $742,528 to assist in formulating a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison and jails.  (Grant No. 2016-RV-BX-0001)

•  Against Abuse, Inc.: Awarded $599,494 to improve the response of civil and criminal systems to families of domestic violence.  (Grant No. 2016-FJ-AX-00002)

•  Southwest Center for Law and Policy: Awarded $450,000 to assist and support victims of crime.  (Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K014)

•  National Advocacy & Training Network: Awarded $349,445 to provide aid to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalkers.  (Grant No. 2016-WH-AX0013)

•  Arizona Coalition To End Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence: Awarded $239,532 to administer the State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalition Program.  (Grant No. 2016-MU-AX-0002)

     “These funds support the basic operational needs of each of the individual agencies named in this release, within our District,” said U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo.  “These grants will enhance our District’s efforts to reduce crime and increase public safety.  We encourage all agencies to be proactive and apply for future law enforcement grant funding through our Office of Justice Programs.”

     The grant funds identified above were supplied by a variety of federal awarding agencies, all of which are components of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (“OJP”). 

Information about Office of Justice Programs and its components can be found at:

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov

Information about Bureau of Justice Assistance and its programs can be found at:
https://www.bja.gov/Default.aspx

Information on the Office on Violence against Women can be found at:

https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs

Information on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency can be found at:

http://www.ojjdp.gov/

 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2016-085_GEN GRANTS _1

 

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Press Release Number: 
2016-085_GEN GRANTS _1
Updated September 27, 2016