Hoeven Announces More Than $63,000 DOJ Grant for North Dakota Attorney General's Office

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded $63,029 to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (AG). In June, Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, passed the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill which directs the DOJ to create plans to support law enforcement in the Bakken.

“Responding to crime and protecting our communities is vital to maintaining our quality of life and ensuring that North Dakota continues to be a safe place to work, live and raise a family,” Hoeven said. “These funds will help our law enforcement officials respond to crimes quickly and effectively.”

The grant will be used to improve the quality of forensic science and medical examiner services. The funds will also help improve the timeliness of forensic evidence analysis and help eliminate backlogs. The grant was made through the NIJ’s Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program.