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Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …


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Baltimore County to receive over $1.3 million in federal forensic research grants

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced $2,505,686 in Department of Justice grants to seven entities in Maryland to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons, as part of $192 million in funding to advance forensic science nationwide. In addition, U.S. Attorney Hur announced that Baltimore …


U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announces over $9 million in DOJ grants to protect children in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced awards of $9,380,000 in Department of Justice grants to support mentoring services for youth and to protect children from abuse, exploitation, and threats such as sex trafficking. The awards were made by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office for Victims of Crime, part of the Justice …

Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announces almost $1.7 million in federal grants to improve services for crime victims in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced $1,697,084 in U.S. Department of Justice grants to improve services for crime victims in Maryland. The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of over $144 million distributed nationwide to enhance the response to victims of crime throughout the United States. “The Department of Justice is steadfast …

Maryland receives award of nearly $1 million in federal funds to provide housing to victims of human trafficking

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District of Maryland this week announced that Maryland has received $999,990 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and its component, the Office for Victims of Crime, to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is a barbaric criminal enterprise that subjects its …

DOJ makes $850 million available to help public safety agencies address COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced that it is making $850 million available to help public safety agencies respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation signed by President Donald Trump, will allow eligible state, local, and tribal governments to apply immediately for …

Baltimore, Harford counties receive DOJ public safety grants

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local, and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States. More than $5 million will support …