2013-10-31 / Community

UPSET receives funding

LANSING – Criminal justice agencies across Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, recently received over $6 million in federal grants to strengthen anti-drug and crime fighting efforts in our state. The funding is made possible through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program, both of which were applied for and awarded to the State of Michigan earlier this year.

“These grants will be used to enhance public safety in our state by combating drug abuse and violence,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “This funding will help build stronger communities through increased enforcement, prevention and treatment efforts throughout the criminal justice system.”

UPSET received $193,364 for Multijurisdictional Task Forces.

Byrne JAG funds support all aspects of the criminal justice system, and this year’s awards focus on school safety, multijurisdictional drug task forces, priority population drug courts, data-driven policing, juvenile-focused community policing, indigent defense and prosecutorial efforts.

RSAT funds support the development and implementation of residential substance abuse treatment programs in correctional facilities.

Agencies receiving funding have until Sept. 30, 2014, to spend their awards. A complete list of awarded programs is available at www.michigan.gov/cjgrants .

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