Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Guam $417,510 in federal grants to the Guam Office of the Governor, Guam Judiciary, and the Guam Department of Youth Affairs.
The Guam Judiciary was awarded $147,604 by the Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking Office to support the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act to administer sex offender management. The grant will enhance efforts to protect the public from sex offenders by developing and enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs.
The Office of the Governor was awarded $144,000 by the Office on Violence Against Women to fund the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program. The grant will help GovGuam implement provisions of the Violence Against Women Act and support programs to establish and expand services for victim services throughout the island.
The Governor’s Office was also awarded $50,868 by the Office of Violence Against Women to support the Sexual Assault Services Program. The grant will support local rape crisis centers and other organizations that provide assistance for victims of sexual assault.
The Guam Department of Youth Affairs on the hand was awarded $75,038 by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program to support several program areas to address juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. The programs include after-school programs, Disproportionate Minority Contact, Juvenile Justice System Improvements, Alternatives to Detention, and Planning and Administration.
“These grants will help reduce domestic violence, child abuse, and juvenile delinquency on Guam,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “The funds will continue the Department of Justice’s efforts to provide federal resources to local agencies to assist in providing solutions to offenses committed against women and children. Our community continues to work towards creating a safer and more secure community for all to live in and these funds will help us reach that goal,” Bordallo adds.