LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada today announced that the Department of Justice recently awarded $ 21,997,467 in grants to improve services for victims of crime and to support state public safety , local communities and tribes all over Nevada.
“By providing additional resources to victim service providers in Nevada, these grants will help secure the legal rights of victims and put survivors on the road to recovery,” Acting US Attorney Chiou said. “The grants also reflect the Department of Justice’s unwavering commitment to protecting public safety and reducing crime in our communities and homes.
As of mid-September 2021, the Nevada entities have received the following grants from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and its components:
- Justice Aid Office:
- The Nevada Department of Public Safety received: (a) $ 2,174,534, under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program; (b) $ 21,783, under the Rape Elimination Act Reallocation Fund in Prison; and (c) $ 358,297, under the Residential Drug Treatment Program Grant for State Prisoners.
- The State of Nevada received $ 36,901 as part of the John R. Justice Program Grant Formula Solicitation.
- Office for Victims of Crime:
- The Noah’s Animal House Foundation in Reno received $ 500,000 through the Emergency and Transitional Pet Housing and Shelter Assistance Grant program.
- The Nevada Intertribal Council received $ 3,082,025 as part of the Tribal Victim Services Layaway Formula Grant program.
- The Child and Family Services Division received: (a) $ 10,054,895, under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant; and (b) $ 1,119,000, as part of the VOCA Victims Compensation Formula Grant.
In addition, the Nevada entities have received the following grants from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW):
- The National Council of Youth and Family Court Judges received $ 2,600,000 under the training and technical assistance initiative program.
- The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California received $ 600,000 under the Indian Tribal Government Grant program.
- The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe received $ 900,000 under the Indian Tribal Government Grant program.
- The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence received $ 270,782 through the State and Territory Coalitions Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault grant program.
- The Nevada attorney general’s office received $ 279,250 as part of the Enhanced Service and Training Grant Program to End Abuse in Life Later.
OJP provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the country’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and strengthen the rule of law. You can find more information about the OJP and its components at www.ojp.gov.
The OVW plays a leading role in developing the country’s capacity to reduce violence through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act and related laws. Established in 1995, the OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that develop programs, policies and practices to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and child abuse. criminal harassment. In addition to overseeing federal grant programs, the OVW undertakes initiatives in response to specific needs identified by communities facing acute challenges. Learn more at www.justice.gov/ovw.