Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $637,000 to North Dakota Attorney General

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a total of $637,240 in grants to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General. The details of the funds are as follows:

  • $257,273 to support the automation of data submission by North Dakota State’s Attorneys to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to ensure accurate and timely criminal history records.
  • $232,877 to support the ND Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in working with law enforcement to detect, investigate, apprehend and prosecute Internet predators, as well as educate children and their parents of the dangers that exist on the Internet.
  • $117,384 to expand BCI’s current automated protection order system to include orders prohibiting contact, sexual assault restraining orders and notifications of new orders.
  • $29,706 to enhance the state’s sex offender registration system within small jurisdictions.

“Today’s funds support the important work of our state’s law enforcement and judicial officials in protecting our communities against violent offenders,” Hoeven said.