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Department of Justice Awards More Than $295.8 Million To Improve Tribal Public Safety

On September 30, 2020, the Department of Justice announced more than $295.8 million in awards to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. More than $103 million was awarded under the Justice Department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) to enhance law enforcement and tribal justice practices, expand victim services, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts. CTAS grants are administered by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women, and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. OJJDP awarded $16.1 million to address the needs of tribal youth.

“Public safety officials and victim service providers in Indian country face exceptional challenges, but they bring to their work an extraordinary array of skills and resources that enable them to meet and overcome any obstacle,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan.

A full listing of all the announced CTAS awards is available here


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Date Created: October 1, 2020