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U.S. Attorney Announces $794,650 to Improve Services for Crime Victims

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

          Hagatña, Guam – SHAWN N. ANDERSON, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands today announced $794,650 in Department of Justice grants to improve services for crime victims.  The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of over $144 million distributed to enhance the response to victims of crime throughout the United States.  Recipients of this funding will include the following organizations:

  • Judiciary of Guam - $399,312
  • CNMI Department of Public Safety - $395,338


          The awards will advance the use of technology, improve community preparedness and law enforcement training, and provide emergency and transitional shelter to assist victims of crime. Programs will also support victims of child abuse and fund research projects related to perpetrators and victims of elder abuse. Approximately $64.3 million was awarded under Office for Victims of Crime grant programs; over $54.1 million was awarded under Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention programs; over $19.9 million was awarded under Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking grant programs; and nearly $5.7 million was awarded under two National Institute of Justice grant programs.


          “The Department of Justice is steadfast in its commitment to protecting public safety and bringing justice to those who have been victimized,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “The investments we are making today will support service providers as they work to secure the legal rights of victims and put survivors of criminal acts on the road to recovery.”


          U.S. Attorney Anderson stated, “We must never overlook that most crimes involve victims who suffer from the acts of others.  This significant federal funding will promote greater access to victim resources and services.  I applaud the efforts of these grant applicants in helping victims obtain justice.”


          “As lockdowns and lawlessness fuel crime in America’s homes and communities, more people are vulnerable to victimization and those who have been victimized face new hurdles,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan. “The Office of Justice Programs is committed to giving our victim service partners the tools they need to better serve their clients and protect victims’ rights.”


          For a complete list of individual grant programs, award amounts and jurisdictions that will receive this funding, visit:


          More information about OJP and its components can be found at


Carmela S. Rapadas

Updated October 9, 2020

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