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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – 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 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.”

“These grants will help keep survivors safe and provide additional resources for victim service providers in Nevada,” said U.S. Attorney Trutanich. “We appreciate the Department of Justice’s continued determination to assist victims and their families.”

“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 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.

The following organizations received funding:

Awardee

Award Amount

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

$397,309

State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services

$334,389

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation

$390,575

Nevada Department of Public Safety

$345,681

Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone

$150,000

More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

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