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More than $1.6M in grants to improve services for Nevada crime victims

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 18:05:24-04

U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich today announced $1,617,954 in Department of Justice grants to improve services for crime victims in the District of Nevada.

The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of over $144 million distributed to enhance the district's response to victims of crime throughout the United States.

The awards made to organizations in the District of Nevada 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.

More information about OJP and its components can be found here.