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Gov. Perry Awards $11.5 Million from State Criminal Justice Planning Funds

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Location: Austin, TX


Gov. Perry Awards $11.5 Million from State Criminal Justice Planning Funds

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry awarded more than $11.5 million in grants to 128 programs across Texas that aim to reduce crime and improve the state's criminal and juvenile justice systems. These grants are awarded through the State Criminal Justice Planning Fund, distributed by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division (CJD).

"Texas is tough on crime and will remain dedicated to equipping our law enforcement and justice systems with the resources needed to make our communities as safe as possible," said Gov. Perry.

The State Criminal Justice Planning Fund supports cost-effective programs that use broad approaches to improving Texas' criminal and juvenile justice systems. Recipients of the State Criminal Justice Planning Fund grants complement the governor's strategy for creating effective support programs that reduce the number of crimes committed and provide accountability in the criminal justice system.

Each year, CJD awards more than $113 million in grants to fund juvenile justice, criminal justice and victim services programs. The awards may be given to private and public organizations, including local government entities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and law enforcement agencies.

The State Criminal Justice Planning funds are awarded to:

Award Amount

Recipient

Project Title

$42,074

Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children

Children's Advocacy Center

$589,723

Alamo Area Council of Governments

Regional Police Training Academy

$20,000

Any Baby Can of Austin Inc.

Family Literacy Program

$84,953

Ark-Tex Council of Governments

Regional Law Enforcement Training

$37,200

Austin County

Crime Victims Liaison Officer

$14,295

Bastrop County Women's Shelter

Teen Violence Intervention Program

$41,720

Bastrop County Women's Shelter

Sexual Assault Integrated Nursing Team (SAINT)

$57,004

Bexar County Juvenile Board

Gang Intelligence Officer

$19,381

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso Inc.

Prevention Mentors

$34,400

Boys and Girls Club of Bellville

Junior Staff Career Development Program

$44,939

Brazoria County Alliance for Children

Reality (Part II)

$80,000

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

Law Enforcement Training and Education

$45,048

Bridgehaven Children's Advocacy Center

Community Awareness, Prevention, and Education (CAPE)

$60,070

Caldwell County

First Minor Offender Program

$34,568

Cameron County

Safe Transport Program

$320,934

Capital Area Council of Governments

Regional Training Academy

$84,935

Centers for Children and Families Inc.

Midland/Odessa Counseling Center

$89,235

Central Texas Council of Governments

Regional Peace Officer Training

$24,360

Children's Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County

Champion for Kids Project

$85,786

Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas Inc.

Expand Capacity to Serve Abused Children Statewide

$65,350

City of Arlington

Additional Response Team Counselor

$112,220

City of Aubrey

Multi-Agency Communications and Data Accessibility

$302,244

City of Austin

Comprehensive Victim Services Program

$47,100

City of Cedar Hill

Sex Offender Registration and Compliance Officer

$27,890

City of Cibolo

City of Cibolo Police Dept. Patrol Equipment Project

$65,914

City of Corpus Christi

Sex Offender Investigative Unit

$11,897

City of Elmendorf

Police Department Equipment

$98,292

City of Fort Worth

Cold Case Investigation

$45,000

City of Harlingen

LIVESCAN Automated Fingerprint Imaging System

$25,000

City of Kennedale

Digital Live Scan System

$30,754

City of Mesquite

Family Assistant Support Team

$28,140

City of Missouri City

Crime Victim Liaison

$42,000

City of Pasadena

Pasadena Cold Case Squad

$34,755

City of Pilot Point

Pilot Point Police Department Criminal Investigator

$26,449

City of San Antonio

Operation Fast Track

$37,710

City of Seguin

Seguin Police Department Toughbooks

$29,368

City of Spearman

Police Technology Grant

$24,080

City of Sullivan City

Patrol Officer

$50,000

City of Allen

Mobile Community Storefront and Command Center Trailer

$14,784

City of Kenedy

Collaborative Communication Project

$17,989

City of Kerrville

Hill Country Combined Special Operations Unit

$126,751

Coastal Bend Council of Governments

Regional Training Academy

$60,000

Communities In Schools Houston Inc.

Communities In Schools (CIS) Delinquency Prevention Program

$60,000

Communities In Schools, Southeast Harris County Inc.

Communities In Schools (CIS) and North Pasadena Community Outreach Center (NPCO) After School Initiative

$90,000

Communities In Schools, Southeast Harris County Inc.

Intervention Initiative-Sam Rayburn High School, Pasadena High School and Jackson Intermediate

$1,418,791

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Prosecution of Prison Crimes

$48,767

Concho Valley Council of Governments

Regional Law Enforcement Training

$22,362

Crisis Intervention of Houston Inc.

Crisis Response Team

$40,170

Crossroads Family Services

Youth Intervention Project

$40,000

CROSSROADS: Community Partnership for Youth Inc.

Delinquency Intervention Mentoring

$50,500

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Forensic Interviewer

$151,393

Dallas County

Collaborative Domestic Violence Project

$98,684

Dallas County

Child Abuse Court Prosecutor and Investigator

$30,551

Dallas County

Community Service Restitution Coordinator Project

$106,452

Dallas County

Collaborative Prosecutor

$79,179

Dallas County Hospital District

Rapid Response For Victims

$101,679

Deep East Texas Council of Governments

Regional Law Enforcement Training

$33,163

Denton County

Juvenile Child Abuse Prosecution Grant (J-CAP)

$218,983

East Texas Council of Governments

Regional Police Training Program

$32,319

Fannin County

Grand Jury Coordinator

$27,305

Fort Bend County

Family Focus Bilingual In Home Parenting Program

$123,053

Fort Bend County

Saved by the Bell Delinquency Reduction Program

$16,840

Fort Bend County Child Advocates Inc.

Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) Certification Program

$28,800

Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse Inc.

Project SUCCESS

$44,508

Galveston County

Child and Elderly Abuse Prosecutor

$57,363

Girl Scouts-Lone Star Council

Enterprising Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

$34,243

Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission

Regional Law Enforcement Training and Education

$22,199

Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center Inc.

Child Advocacy

$25,705

Grayson County College

Law Enforcement Training and Education for Peace Officers

$14,000

Hardin County

Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program

$41,501

Harris County

Child Protective Services Runaway Investigator Harris County Children's Protective Services (HCSO)

$78,484

Harris County

Abducted and Missing Persons Unit Harris County Children's Protective Services (HCSO)

$87,331

Harris County

Sex Offender Compliance Enforcement and Monitoring Program Harris County Children's Protective Services (HCSO)

$102,651

Harris County

Harris County Rescue Mentoring Program Child Protective Services (CPS)

$60,000

Harris County

School Resource Officer - Precinct 6

$47,149

Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

$68,819

Harris County Juvenile Board

Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) GIRLS Program

$71,049

Head Start of Greater Dallas Inc.

Head Start Prevention Project

$25,185

Heart of Texas Council of Governments

Regional Law Enforcement Training Reimbursement

$37,000

Hill County

Juvenile Resource Officer

$62,324

Hood County

Special Investigator for Crimes Against Children

$125,000

Houston Area Outreach Coalition

BE SMART

$198,900

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Law Enforcement Training Project

$46,998

I Have a Dream - Houston

Education Matters - Middle School

$37,000

Johnson County

School Resource Officer Keene Independent School District

$24,209

Katy Christian Ministries

Counseling Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

$80,934

LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare

Reducing Recidivism for Mentally Ill

$174,757

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council

Regional Law Enforcement Training and Education

$36,580

Malakoff Independent School District

Project Targeting and Identifying Goals through Educational Resource (T.I.G.E.R.)

$49,592

Middle Rio Grande Development Council

Regional Law Enforcement Training

$66,921

Montgomery County

Specialized Investigator for Sexual Assaults

$490,305

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Texas State

Statewide Programs Project

$76,246

Nortex Regional Planning Commission

Regional Law Enforcement Training

$499,547

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Law Enforcement Training and Education

$27,873

Nueces County

Child Abuse Prosecutor

$62,577

Proper Self-Esteem, Academics, Character & Employment (PACE) Youth Programs Inc.

PACE GIRLS: Proper Self-Esteem, Academics, Character & Employment for Juvenile Girls

$122,547

Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Midland TX Inc.

Extreme Youth Leadership Action Training (EYLAT)

$8,211

Panhandle Crisis Center Inc.

Rural Victim Services & Family Stability Project

$89,966

Panhandle Regional Planning Commission

Law Enforcement Education and Training

$34,852

Pasadena Independent School District

Project Access

$118,818

Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission

Law Enforcement Training

$49,918

Rape Crisis Center of Collin County

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) On-Call and Case management Services

$39,386

Recovery Resource Council

Project ALERT

$68,564

Resolve It Inc.

The SAFE Program (Skills Assessment for Elementary)

$216,219

Rio Grande Council of Governments

Region VIII Training Academy

$99,631

Rio Grande Valley Council Inc.

Project Community Information and Awareness (CIA)

$12,045

Roberts County

Essential Equipment Project

$64,678

Rockwall County

Family Preservation Services

$125,111

Sheriffs' Association of Texas

Sheriffs' Legal-Technical Assistance and Training Program

$122,761

South East Texas Regional Planning Commission

Regional Police Academy

$142,761

South Plains Association of Governments

Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

$92,311

South Texas Development Council

Peace Officer Training School

$47,710

Tarrant County

Breaking the Cycle of Violence (BCV) Program

$37,922

Tarrant County Challenge Inc.

Substance Abuse Information Databank

$77,910

Texas Advocacy Project

Youth Rights Initiative

$508,000

Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Inc.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

$75,000

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Protecting and Safeguarding Kennel Officers Serving the State

$93,700

Texas Department of Public Safety

AMBER / Silver Alert Training and Coordination

$91,861

Texas Inmate Services Inc.

State Jail Reentry Project

$56,472

The Family Place

S.T.A.R.T. (Students Tackling Abusive Relationships Together)

$81,238

The University of Texas at Arlington

Expanded Capacity for Staying Connected--Child Abuse Prevention

$15,724

Travis County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Survival Center

Community Education on Sexual and Domestic Violence

$16,000

Walker County

Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP) Counseling

$17,707

Walker County Family Violence Council, dba SAAFE (Sexual Assault and Abuse Free Environment)

Bilingual Crisis Intervention Services

$49,204

Wesley Community Center

Student/Parent Resource Center

$97,588

West Central Texas Council of Governments

Regional Law Enforcement Academy

$50,473

Youth Services Council (YSC) of the Richardson Independent School District Community

YSC....Shaping Young Lives

$21,250

Zapata County

Juvenile Treatment Project


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