Guam Gets $739K From DOJ for Crime Prevention and Reduction

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Guam – The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans $739-thousand dollars to reduce crime and violence on island.

Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordalo made the announcment saying  the grant “demonstrates the federal government’s continued support for the reduction of crime on our island.”

U.S. Department of Justice Awards Guam $738,950 for Crime Prevention and Reduction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 13, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice awarded the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans $738,950 to reduce crime and violence on Guam. The funds were awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which supports state and local governments in their efforts to reduce crime.

The Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans will use these funds for a variety of programs, including forensic laboratory improvements, sexual assault prosecution, drug courts, and correctional and recovery-based treatment of substance abuse offenders.

“The grant received today will help the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans keep our local communities safe,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “The Byrne JAG Program is important to local law enforcement agencies, and this grant, in particular, demonstrates the federal government’s continued support for the reduction of crime on our island.”