Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District announced a $2,135,648 Department of Justice grant to the Nevada Department of Public Safety for enhancing the criminal justice system in the state.
The funds come from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and allow the Department of Public Safety to distribute the money to law enforcement and units of local government for a variety of projects. Recipients can use the funds for youth resource officers, body cameras, training projects, behavioral health specialists, and crime-fighting task forces. The program also supports drug treatment programs, transitional housing for offenders, and counseling for adolescents.
“All Nevadans benefit when our communities work together to protect residents, assist law enforcement, and serve those who are at-risk or recovering from the past,” Rep. Titus said. “These funds will support initiatives, assistance, training, and equipment that make the state safer for residents and visitors.”
The funds are broad-based and allow the Department of Public Safety to allocate the money where it is most needed. In previous years, the program has helped fund medical and social services personnel, records management systems, forensic laboratory equipment, family counseling through drug treatment courts, training for law enforcement, outreach activities for high-risk neighborhoods and more.