Justice Department awards more than $12 Million in grants to local agencies

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California announced Monday that more than two dozen organizations and government agencies in San Diego and Imperial counties will receive more than $12 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The largest DOJ grant, $1.35 million, will go to the Alliance for Hope International to support efforts to end domestic violence. The second- largest grant, $1.25 million, went to Rady Children’s Hospital for the Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, which supports victims of child abuse and neglect.

Other San Diego area area organizations receiving grants, ranging from roughly $200,000 to $955,000, for public safety services and support include the Southern Indian Health Council, the city of San Diego’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the La Jolla Band of Indians and the Pauma Band of Mission Indians.

The cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, El Cajon, Vista, National City, Carlsbad, El Centro and La Mesa and Imperial County received awards ranging from $12,000 to roughly $475,000 to support local law enforcement agencies.

“The U.S. Department of Justice is committed to keeping neighborhoods safe by building law enforcement capacity and supporting innovative programs that prevent crime and support victims,” Southern District U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said. “These grant awards will enable San Diego and Imperial county communities to better prevent, investigate and respond to evolving crime challenges and will also provide critical assistance and resources to crime victims when they need it most.”

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