Department of Justice Awards More Than $458 Million to Fight Violent Crime

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The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced that it has awarded more than $458 million in grant funding to support state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to fight and prevent violent crime in jurisdictions across the United States.

Michigan Awards Included in the Announcement: Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Jackson County, Clare County, Michigan State University, U of Michigan, and the Michigan State Police.

OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance made 1,094 grants totaling more than $369 million to support a broad range of initiatives that support local, state, and tribal governments in their efforts to prevent and reduce violent crime. OJP’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded more than $10 million across 24 jurisdictions to intervene in and suppress youth gang activity as well as $1 million to the Institute for Intergovernmental Research to continue operating the National Gang Center. OJP’s National Institute of Justice awarded $7.3 million to fund research and evaluation on the prevention and reduction of violent crime. OJP’s Bureau of Justice Statistics provided more than $69 million to strengthen the quality and accessibility of records within the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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