Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $644,469)
The North Dakota Office of Attorney General is requesting $644,469 in federal funding to support the goals of the State Crisis Intervention Program and the Safer Communities Act to reduce or prevent violent crime and violence, particularly gun violence.
The state of North Dakota, typically known as a quiet and safe state does have its share of violence and gun related crimes. The urban and rural areas both see its share of violent crimes which has increased over the past years.
The purpose of the project will be to reduce or prevent gun violence across the state. The Crisis Intervention Advisory Board (currently the Drug and Violent Crime Policy Board) will be assigned the task of coordinating with drug courts, mental health facilities, victim service agencies, and law enforcement. These funds will be used to address gaps in services that can lead to gun related incidents.
If awarded, the Office of Attorney General proposes to use the 10% allowable administrative funds and subaward the remainder.