The federal Justice Department has awarded Nevada $21.99 million in grants to improve services for crime victims and support public safety across the state.
Acting Nevada U.S. Attorney Anthony Chiou said the funding will help protect victim legal rights and get survivors on the road to recovery.
“The grants also reflect the Department of Justice’s steadfast commitment to protecting public safety and reducing crime in our communities and homes,” he said.
The largest piece of the grant funding goes to the Victims of Crime Act along with $1.1 million as part of the Victims of Crime compensation formula.
The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada was awarded $3 million as part of the Tribal Victim Services program. The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California was awarded $600,000 for the Tribal Governments program and the Pyramid Paiute Tribe $900,000 for that same program.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges was awarded $2.6 million for its Training and Technical Assistance program.
The National Coalition to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence was granted $270,782 and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office $279,250 for the program to end abuse for seniors.