GREENSBORO, NC. — U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin today announced $5,169,303 in Department of Justice grants to improve services for crime victims in the Middle District of North Carolina. 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 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.”
The awards made to organizations in the Middle District of North Carolina 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.
“Protecting victims is at the core of our mission. It is why many of us enter law enforcement,” said U.S. Attorney Martin. “These grants will fund programming to assist victims in the Middle District, and research that will positively impact victim services on a national scale.”
“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.”
The following organizations in the Middle District received funding:
• Research Triangle Institute — $1,499,583 (Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime program)
• Research Triangle Institute — $1,199,707 (Addressing Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting program)
• City of Salisbury — $270,000 (Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist program)
• Kellin Foundation — $699,994 (Enhancing Community Responses to America’s Drug Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victim’s program)
• Research Triangle Institute — $804,300 (Research and Evaluation of Victims of Crime program)
• Research Triangle Institute — $695,719 (Research and Evaluation of Victims of Crime program)
More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.
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