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Criminal Justice Planning Grant Information
The Office of the Governor - Criminal Justice Division Solicitations
AACOG's Criminal Justice Planning department has been designated by the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD), as the responsible entity for regional criminal justice planning efforts for the twelve-county area of Region 18. AACOG's CJ planners provide grant applicants technical assistance in applying for grants through CJD, administer state and federal funds, and assist communities, local governments and nonprofit entities in developing and preparing programs and projects that address criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victim services issues. AACOG's CJP department is also responsible for coordinating the grant application review and prioritization process as required by the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor's Office. With the assistance of the AACOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC), the grant applications are reviewed and priorities set for all criminal justice funding. Such priorities are established as the Regional Criminal Justice Plan and submitted to the Governor's Office for funding approval.

Types of Solicitations
General Victim Assistance - Direct Services
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide services and assistance directly to victims of crime to speed their recovery and aid them through the criminal justice process. Services may include the following:
(1) responding to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims;
(2) assisting victims in stabilizing their lives after a victimization;
(3) assisting victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and
(4) providing victims with safety and security.

Violent Crimes Against Women Criminal Justice and Training Projects – Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Purpose: The purpose of this funding is to assist in developing and strengthening effective law enforcement, prosecution and court strategies to combat family violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in such cases.

Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Purpose: The purpose of the this program is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools and to improve the juvenile justice system and develop effective education, training, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs in the area of juvenile delinquency.

Criminal Justice Programs Solicitation
Purpose: The purpose of this solicitation is to reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system.

For more information on due dates and Request for Applications visit The Office of the Governor - Criminal Justice Division website.