Police, Non-Profits Receive $250,328 in Federal BJAG Funds

CALIFORNIA, Md. (November 10, 2011)—$2,832,601 was awarded to 50 organizations and agencies in 18 counties and Baltimore City in October to support public safety activities in the state. The grants come through the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) using Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (BJAG) from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Calvert County Sheriff's Office was awarded $71,573 for their In-Car Camera Acquisition Program.

The Charles County Sheriff's Office was awarded $59,930 for their Domestic Violence Coordinator Program.

In St. Mary's County, two non-profit groups received funds. The Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy received $68,398 for a program called "Young Survivors' Safety Net." Walden Sierra, Inc. received $50,427 for Trauma-Integrated Drug Treatment System of Care.

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