Hoeven Announces More Than $614K in DOJ Funding for CVIC in Grand Forks, Three Affiliated Tribes

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded two grants totaling $614,862 to the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks and the Three Affiliated Tribes. The details of the awards are as follows:

• Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) – $600,000 – The funds, which are made available through the Justice for Families Program, will allow CVIC and its partners to provide supervised visitation and safe exchanges services for families, offer training for court system staff, conduct assessments of the court system’s response to domestic violence and monitor offenders ordered into treatment.
• Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold – $14,862 – The funds, provided through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, will support the purchase of equipment to enhance officer safety during high-risk activities, including helmets, entry tools, and tactical shields, among other things.

“These grants will help provide our law enforcement and court officials with the training, support services and equipment they need to protect our state’s residents, especially in instances of domestic violence, while also ensuring the safety of officers,” Hoeven said.