OAG and Bureau of Statistics Get $444-thousand in DOJ Grants

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Guam – The Guam Attorney General’s Office and the Bureau of Statistics and Plans have each received separate grants totaling $444,044 from the U.S> Department of Justice.

The Guam AG got a grant of $400-thousand dollars to enhance its crime victim services.

And the bureau of Statistics received a $43,835 grant to support the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program.

In making the announcement, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo said “these grants will help our island treat victims of crime as well as support substance abuse treatment programs in our prison. I look forward to the use of these funds to address the adverse effects of crime in our community.”

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

Department of Justice Awards Guam $444,044 in Federal Grants for Crime Victim Services and Substance Abuse Treatment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 9, 2013 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced the U.S. Department of Justice awarded two grants totaling $444,044 to the Guam Office of Attorney General and the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans.

$400,000 was awarded to the Guam Office of Attorney General through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula grant will be used to fund the enhancement of crime victim services on Guam.

* $248,746 was awarded to the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans through the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to support the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program.

“The Department of Justice has awarded these grants to help strengthen the development and implementation of crime victim services and substance abuse treatment programs. The VOCA Assistance Formula grant helps victims of crime in our community by improving upon the already available crime victims services and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program takes a three-step approach of residential, jail-based, and aftercare treatment for incarcerated inmates preparing them for drug-free reintegration into civilian life,” said Congresswoman Bordallo.

“These grants will help our island treat victims of crime as well as support substance abuse treatment programs in our prison. I look forward to the use of these funds to address the adverse effects of crime in our community.”