Governor Tim Kaine Thursday announced more than $5.7 million worth of grants to agencies and localities around the state, including some in the Shenandoah Valley.
The grants with fund projects to increase criminal justice profession recruiting and retention, upgrade criminal history systems, support the state's terrorism prevention planning and resources efforts and other programs.
Kaine says, "Virginia is committed to ensuring that our criminal justice system is effective and responsive. These grants will enable localities and state agencies to support new and continuing programs addressing a wide range of public safety needs and issues across the Commonwealth."
The Department of Criminal Justice Services will administer the 140 grants that total more than $5 million.
Localities and agencies in the Valley receiving one of the grants include:
- Augusta County Regional SANE Program
- Staunton-Augusta County Domestic Violence Program
- Harrisonburg - Citizens Against Sexual Assault Victim Services
- Harrisonburg Criminal Justice Record Systems Improvement
- Page County Council on Domestic Violence Court Victim Advocate
- Page County LETPP
- Rockingham County Domestic Violence Services Coordinator