Dayton Cleans Up with Ohio’s Criminal Justice Grants

The state of Ohio is awarding nearly $30 million of federal stimulus money in grants to improve criminal justice throughout the state – and the Dayton area is getting $2.7 million of it.

The money will be used to bolster criminal justice and aid in some state-funded programs like Butler county’s Alcoholism Council, which was awarded nearly $400,000 itself.

Montgomery county’s juvenile court was second on the list for most money to one cause – hoping to help better educate these kids with juvenile records and keep them out of trouble as much as possible.

Other major metropolitan areas in Ohio were also awarded grant money for criminal justice improvements. The state hopes the stimulus money used for the criminal justice grants will help improve organizations statewide – and potentially even lower crime rates.

Some grant money may even be used for salaries of additional police officers to help curb criminal activity.

Source: Dayton Business Journal

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