Washington - Today, US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the state of New Jersey $1,143,412in grants, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions. These activities include: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, assistance for victims of crime, prevention of or combating juvenile deliquency, and assistance for victims of domestic or sexual violence.
"As individuals struggle to make ends meet and cope with stressful economic circumstances, our communities are increasingly vulnerable to higher rates of crime, violence and family instability," said Menendez. "This investment will help address and prevent New Jersey's unique crime prevention needs by strengthening key prevention programs, including programs to address juvenile delinquency and violence against women. This will help make our streets and families safer as we go through already difficult times."
The $1,143,412 in funding will be distributed as follows:
$621,462 awarded to Hudson County through the FY 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to be shared with seven jurisdictions within the county to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on state and local needs
$12,009 awarded to Salem County through the FY 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program to be shared with separate jurisdictions within the county to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on state and local needs
$488,727 awarded to The Transitional Housing Assistance Program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to support programs that support housing and services for individuals fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking
$21,214 awarded to the North Brunswick Township Police Department through the FY 2009 Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program to provide students the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence