Hoeven: DOJ Awards Nearly $1 Million to Enhance Public Safety for Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a total of $982,401 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds are awarded as follows:
- Public Safety and Community Policing – $665,156 – To advance public safety by providing support to local law enforcement so they can hire new officers, implement technological improvements and build community-based prosecutor programs.
- Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts – $317,245 – To address drug and/or alcohol cases involving youth under the age of 21 as an alternative to incarceration and as a tool against the debilitating effects of alcohol and drugs on young people on reservations. The funds are made available through the DOJ’s Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts Program.
“It’s important for us to invest in programs that work to prevent crime before it happens,” Hoeven said. “These funds will provide law enforcement officers with the tools they need to advance public safety, while also supporting Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts, which will address drug and/or alcohol cases for young people as an alternative to incarceration.”
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