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Justice Department Invests $2.6 Million to Mitigate Violent Crime and Support Public Safety in Disruption Efforts

The Department of Justice announced $2.6 million in awards to four jurisdictions to disrupt and mitigate threats of violence. The funds support state and local prosecutors and investigators who seek expertise from mental health and threat assessment experts to identify these individuals and prevent violent acts.

The funds, awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, are being awarded to the San Antonio, Texas, Police Department; Macon-Bibb County, Georgia; the Bear River, Utah, Health Department; and the County of Penobscot, Maine. 

Read the press release to learn more.

Date Published: November 11, 2020