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Two Richland County Recipients Receive Coronavirus Emergency Awards

6 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, has announced recipients for its second round of Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Awards. Two awards were made to Richland County insitutions.

According to its website, OCJS is the lead justice planning and assistance office for the state, administering millions of dollars in state and federal criminal justice funding every year. OCJS also evaluates programs and develops technology, training, and products for criminal justice professionals and communities.

Governor Mike DeWine designated OCJS to administer the FY 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program, therefore the Bureau of Justice Assistance designated OCJS as the state administering agency for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program.

Applicants can use CESF funds for preparation and response to the Coronavirus for any one of the following Program Purpose Areas: Law Enforcement Programs, Adult and Juvenile Corrections, Community Corrections, Probation and Parole Programs, Court Programs, and Victim Services Programs.

Receiving awards were:

$35,691.58 to the Richland County Juvenile Court for Juvenile Court Pandemic Response

$2,152.84 to the Village of Bellville Police Department

The total amount received in Richland County was: $37,844.42. This is a 100% award, with no necessity of providing matching funds.

More details on the Juvenile Court award can be found in this WMFD story.

Source: Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS)

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