When $7.7 million in criminal justice agencies across Ohio was announced this week by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), Richland County was well represented among the recipients.
Local grants were obtained both from the Edward J. Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and the Violence Against Women Act grant programs.
The former grant, described by OCJS as allowing “… local and state governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on the needs and conditions of the jurisdictions and supports multijurisdictional drug task forces, school resource officers, drug, veteran and mental health courts, corrections projects, and justice technology initiatives in Ohio,” gave funding to the following: More…
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced recently that nearly six dozen local victim service projects have been awarded a total of $3.2 million to safely support victims of crime.
A total of 66 projects will be funded by grants through the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA) grants program. A Richland County non-profit organization was a recipient.
“This vital funding will help prevent incidents of family violence and provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims and dependents,” said Governor DeWine. More…
This past week, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that his office has distributed nearly $1 million in funding to domestic violence shelters and coalitions across the state to assist battered men, women and children in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 48 domestic violence shelters who received funding include The Domestic Violence Shelter here in Richland County.
“While we have been asked to stay at home, sometimes home isn’t the safest place,” Yost said. “Thanks to the General Assembly, this money will be used to keep life-saving services available to those who need to escape dangerous environments.” More…