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Wyoming gets more than $12.2M federal grant dollars for justice programs

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming has announced grant funding totaling $12,273,612 for Wyoming from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs.

“I’m pleased to announce these grants supporting law enforcement and victim services in Wyoming,” U.S. Attorney Nick Vassallo said. “This funding demonstrates the Department of Justice’s commitment to fighting violent crime and making sure crime victims can access support, safety, and justice in their communities.”

The grants include:

  • Albany County ⎯ $900,000
    • Community Courts Initiative, Albany County Court Supervised Treatment Program
  • City of Casper ⎯ $44,295
    • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
  • City of Riverton ⎯ $296,311
    • Rural and Small Department Violent Crime Reduction Program, Community Service Officer Program
  • Laramie County ⎯ $77,820
    • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
  • Northern Arapahoe Tribe ⎯ $623,934
    • U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance, Reentry Services
  • University of Wyoming ⎯ $224,316
    • State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers, Data on Domestic-Related Homicides
  • University of Wyoming ⎯ $649,464
    • Research and Evaluation on Policing Practices, Accountability Mechanisms and Alternatives
  • Wyoming Attorney General’s Office ⎯ $2,783,406
    • Office for Victims of Crime/Victims of Crime Act, Victim Assistance
  • Wyoming Attorney General’s Office ⎯ $686,000
    • Office for Victims of Crime/Victims of Crime Act, Victim Compensation
  • Wyoming Attorney General’s Office ⎯ $769,661
    • Office for Victims of Crime, Victim Sexual Assault Services
  • Wyoming Attorney General’s Office ⎯ $360,714
    • Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces
  • Wyoming Attorney General’s Office ⎯ $15,661
    • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reallocation Funds Program
  • Wyoming Attorney General’s Office ⎯ $312,708
    • Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program
  • Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault ⎯ $600,000
    • Office on Violence Against Women, Legal Assistance for Victims
  • Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault ⎯ $950,000
    • Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program
  • Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault ⎯ $350,000
    • Grants to Engage Men and Boys as Allies in the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault ⎯ $1,123,934
    • Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
  • Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault ⎯ $340,618
    • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program
  • Wyoming State Crime Laboratory ⎯ $650,000
    • DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction
  • Youth Emergency Services ⎯ $494,674
    • Mentoring Programs for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance equity and fairness in the administration of justice, assist victims and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

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