Durbin Announces Nearly $1.4 Million in DOJ Funding for Illinois Public Safety and Domestic Violence Prevention Programs[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1,384,845 to four Illinois entities for public safety as well as domestic violence prevention and support programs. The following entities will receive funding:
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Chicago:$685,121 in funding to provide safety services and programs for persons with Alzheimer’s and their families, as well as law enforcement agencies.
- Illinois Secretary of State, Springfield: $100,000 in funding to deter trafficking in stolen vehicles, combat automobile title fraud, prevent automobile theft, and inspect exports through participation in a national database that allows title-granting agencies and law enforcement to instantly and reliably verify automobile information.
- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb: $299,724 in funding to enhance victim services, implement prevention and education programs, and develop and strengthen security and investigation strategies on campus.
- Western Illinois University, Macomb: $300,000 in funding to enhance victim services, implement prevention and education programs, and develop and strengthen security and investigation strategies on campus.
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