Conyers Announces $1.5 Million in Grant Funding for Youth & Community Development, Combating Online Crimes Against Children in Detroit
(WASHINGTON)– Today, the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded more than $1.5 million in grant funding to the state of Michigan and community programs in metropolitan Detroit. Specifically, $691,042 was designated to the Michigan Department of Human Services for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs; $59,639 in State and Community Development Division grant funding was designated to the Michigan State Police; $339,330 in Youth Development, Prevention and Safety grant funding was designated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit; and $482,419 in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force grant funding was designated to the Michigan Department of State Police. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued this statement following the announcement:
U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr.
“I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has designated more than $1.5 million in grant funding to the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Department of Human Services, and to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit,” said Conyers.
“In a time when states and local communities are tightening their belts, it is essential that we continue to fund youth and community development programs to reduce crime and empower young people to make responsible decisions. Organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit play a positive role in cultivating our youth, and programs like the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force safeguard our kids both on and offline. Similarly, the Justice Department’s grants to the Michigan State Police will help shore up flagging law enforcement funding and support our neighborhoods.
“The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has provided important assistances to communities across the country, and I applaud their commitment to making metropolitan Detroit safer and stronger.”