CLEVELAND – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio announced today that the Department of Justice has awarded more than $20 million in grant funding in Fiscal Year 2022 to various entities, organizations and programs in the Northern District of Ohio to support law enforcement and public safety initiatives, assist victims of crime, provide training and technical assistance, conduct research and to implement programs that improve the criminal, civil and juvenile justice systems.
“We are grateful for the Department’s continued support of law enforcement initiatives and public safety organizations in this district,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler. “These investments will continue to fund and support the work our office, our partners and community members do to address the most pressing issues facing our communities.”
Significant grant funding awards announced include:
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Taskforce. $2,500,000.00.
The CCPO was awarded grant funding to continue work on the county’s Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Taskforce. Funding will be directed towards utilizing advanced DNA methodologies to identify and prosecute sexual offenders, investigate and prosecute leads and leverage experiences to inform practices locally and nationally.
City of Cleveland. $1,994,908.00
The City of Cleveland was awarded grant funding to support city-led, collaborative community violence intervention (CVI) planning and strategies administered through the mayor’s Office of Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity in partnership with non-profits and community-based organizations in Cleveland.
Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS). $1,000,000.
The Hancock County ADAMHS Board was awarded grant funding to support a collaborative approach to address and prevent the illicit use of opioids, stimulants, and other substances within a predominantly rural county.
Summit County Court of Common Pleas, SCORR Program. $792,701.
The Summit County Court of Common Pleas was awarded grant funding to support the development, implementation and evaluation of an expansion to the Summit County Offender Recidivism Reduction (SCORR) program. This program provides an increased level of accountability and structure to promote long-term offender behavior change and to improve offender outcomes for an overall reduction in substance abuse, recidivism and incarceration.
Mahoning County Common Pleas Honor Court (MCCPHC). $750,000.
The MCCPHC was awarded grant funding to serve Veterans charged with non-violent, low-level felony offenses in an effort to divert them from the traditional criminal justice system by providing the tools needed to lead a productive and law-abiding lifestyle while holding them accountable.
To view a full list of grant awards for this fiscal year, visit Justice.gov/grants
Department of Justice Grant Agencies includes the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
These agencies support law-enforcement initiatives and programs such as advancing the practice of community policing, disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge and best practices, administering grants for the implementation of crime-fighting strategies and providing federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and strengthening services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.