Gov. Perry Awards $225,280 To Drug and Violence Prevention Programs
Grants Awarded from the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Fund
AUSTIN –Gov. Rick Perry today announced the award of $225,280 in grants to four drug and violence prevention programs. These grants are awarded under the federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Fund and are distributed by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD).
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act promotes programs dedicated to preventing and reducing violence in schools and communities as well as developing a drug-free environment for youth. These programs foster healthy and safe learning environments which support academic achievement, including alternative education programs and intervention services for children with behavior or substance abuse problems. The programs also support services for children who are victims of family violence or child abuse.
“Giving our students the opportunity to learn and grow in a protected environment is essential to the development and productivity of Texas youth,” Perry said. “These grants help promote safe communities and schools through aiding youth on the path of self-destruction, find their way back on the road to becoming good citizens.”
Each year, CJD awards more than $130 million in grants to help Texans at the forefront of the fight against crime. CJD funds a variety of programs for juvenile justice, crime prevention and victim services grants – all aimed at making Texas a safer place.
The awards include:
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