From Staff Reports
Published 4:50 p.m. MT Oct. 10, 2020

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Three Montana groups will share $1,894,452 in Department of Justice grants to improve services for crime victims in Montana.

U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said Wednesday that Montana Legal Services Association will get $1 million, the Montana Board of Crime Control will be given $500,000 and the Chippewa Cree Tribe will receive $394,452

The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of more than $144 million distributed to help the district’s response to victims of crime nationwide.

Attorney General William P. Barr said the money 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.”

The funds 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.

“It takes remarkable courage for crime victims to recover and to hold the perpetrators accountable so they harm no more victims. We are very pleased these funds are coming to Montana to provide help and support our victims,” Alme said in a news release.

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

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