Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Conyers Announces $458k in Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Grant Funding to Michigan

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded the Michigan Department of Human Services more than $458,000 in juvenile accountability block grant funding to reduce criminal offenses by individuals under the age of 18. The grant funding will go towards programs aimed at reducing and offering treatment for substance abuse, in addition to efforts to reduce truancy, increase graduation rates, and boost community service. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued this statement following the announcement:

U.S. Representative
John Conyers, Jr.
“I applaud the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for their sizable grant to the state of Michigan to help address the issue of youth crime. It is critical that we continue to devote federal resources to steer youth in our communities down a positive path, and to help reduce recidivism. Efforts to increase graduation rates, combat substance abuse, and promote community service will go a long way towards assisting at-risk youth, in addition to keeping our communities safe. I thank the Department of Justice for their commitment to these juvenile justice programs, and for championing youth rehabilitation and deterrence programs.”

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