The grants will fund services that benefit law enforcement, prosecution and courts from Astoria to Enterprise
Attorney General John Kroger announced today that he is awarding more than $800,000 in grants the Department of Justice received from the U.S. government to organizations around Oregon that work to protect women from violence.
"These grants, which are funded by the federal government, will help protect women from violence and boost the economy," said Attorney General Kroger.
Grant recipients include domestic violence shelters, district attorneys programs and police agencies in Bend, Medford, Beaverton and other cities and counties around Oregon.
More information about the grant process is available at the Oregon Department of Justice website.
Grant recipients include:
Wallowa County District Attorney's Office (Enterprise): $13,014
Clatsop County Women's Resource Center (Astoria): $58,699
Community Works (Medford): $73,535
Coos County District Attorney's Office (Coquille): $37,500
Grant County District Attorney's Office (John Day): $16,573
Jackson County District Attorney's Office (Medford): $64,553
Lane County District Attorney's Office (Eugene): $79,970
Malheur County District Attorney's Office (Vale): $55,057
Marion County District Attorney's Office (Salem): $48,267
Multnomah County District Attorney's Office (Portland): $75,000
Oregon State Police Law Enforcement Data Systems (Salem): $75,000
Salem Police Department: $65,690
Saving Grace (Bend): $43,712
Sexual Assault Resource Center (Beaverton): $60,270
Shelter from the Storm (La Grande): $42,089
An additional $800,000 will be distributed through a non-competitive process to non-profit domestic and sexual violence programs throughout the state. The grant amounts have not been finalized.
The Department of Justice also is in the process of sending out applications for law enforcement, prosecution, courts and non-profit victim services agencies that want to apply for a portion of a new $1.9 million Violence Against Women Act federal stimulus grant.
Kroger and a coalition of Oregon prosecutors, sheriffs, police chiefs and victims' advocates are attempting to win as many federal stimulus grants for Oregon law enforcement as possible.
If successful, this effort will help maintain sheriffs, police chiefs and district attorneys to keep officers on the street and prosecutors in Oregon courtrooms.
The grant applications were handled by Diana Fleming, VAWA Grant Coordinator, and grant assistant Mackenzie Gray, in DOJ's Crime Victims Services Division. Assistant Attorney General Harry Wilson is coordinating law enforcement grants for the Department of Justice and its law enforcement partners.
Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department's mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.