Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1.5 million to the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Today’s funding was made available through DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Delinquency Prevention Grants Program, and will be used to support the North Dakota Helping Educators Lead with Positivity (NDHELP) program. NDHELP assists with implementing prevention-focused interventions in schools to benefit students and school professionals.

“This is about helping students remain engaged and creating a positive school environment for students and educators so that children can receive a quality education and be prepared for succeed in their adult lives,” said Hoeven.