Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Announces $440,665 in Grants To Four Criminal Justice Programs

Wednesday, November 09, 2005  •  Press Release

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today awarded $440,665 in grants to four programs that focus on reducing crime and improving the Texas criminal and juvenile justice systems. These grants are awarded under the State Criminal Justice Planning Fund and are distributed by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD).

“Through these funds, Texas can better support its citizens and provide them with necessary resources to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Perry.

The State Criminal Justice Planning Fund supports programs that enhance the criminal and juvenile justice systems through law enforcement training and development, juvenile delinquency prevention programs, substance abuse treatment programs, victim services programs, and special prosecution and criminal investigation units. Grant recipients include independent school districts, non-profit corporations, hospitals, universities, colleges, law enforcement agencies, regional councils of governments, and community supervision and corrections departments.

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 juvenile justice, criminal justice and victim services programs – all aimed at making Texas a safer place.

The awards include:

  • $285,787 to Capital Area Council of Governments to provide basic, in-service, advanced, and specialized training courses to law enforcement officers in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties.
  • $26,316 to Ft. Bend County Child Advocates, Inc., to recruit and train volunteers to assist children who are transitioning out of the foster care system.
  • $78,582 to Harris County Domestic Violence Coordination Council to provide supervision and coordination of program committees involved in the planning of services to victims of family violence in Harris County.
  • $49,980 to The OneStar Foundation, Inc., to design and develop a statewide networking system that increases collaboration and partnership between faith-based organizations and regional councils of governments with an emphasis on criminal and juvenile justice programs.
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