Seventy Million Dollars Awarded to Counties in North Carolina to Increase Public Safety
Date:  09-20-2016

Some of the funds will be used to aid reintegration and to reduce recidivism
From WCTI 12

Close to $70 million in grant funding will be administered to address issues related to issues from human trafficking, gangs, veterans rights and safer communities and schools.

In a press release from the governor’s office, the Governor’s Crime Commission has provided funding for everything from domestic violence shelters, child advocacy centers, legal services, and other programs to assist crime victims and aid in their healing, most involving a sexual assault. Law enforcement funds were allocated for projects that address gang violence, substance use and prisoner reentry.

Numerous local counties and cities have become eligible for the funding through the GCC, which serves as the chief advisory body for the governor and the secretary of public safety on crime and justice issues. "Public safety is a top priority of my administration and I am proud to support the many initiatives funded through the Crime Commission," McCrory said in the press release. "These programs the commission supports are helping to propel the continued downward trend of crime in North Carolina, and are also working to improve the way of life for many others in our communities." Read more on what the funds will be used for here.