Executive Committee forwards justice grant priorities to OOG
The CAPCOG Executive Committee voted at its regular May and April meetings to recommend to the Office of the Governor (OOG) a prioritized list of 60 project applications seeking state criminal justice funding. Based on the states regional budget estimate, the list recommended 39 projects to receive either full or partial funding for Plan Year 2022; another 21 projects were recommended to receiving funding if more monies become available.
This year CAPCOG, through its Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC), prioritized criminal justice grant applications for four OOG program areas: Criminal Justice Program; General Victim Assistance – Direct Services Program; Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program; Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant Program. The state provided the ten-county area a regional budget estimate of about $10 million while the 60 project applications requested more than $14.5 million from the programs.
The Executive Committee’s recommendations followed six days of CAPCOG’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee reviewing and ranking each project based on state and regional funding priorities and the 2022 Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan. The prioritized list can be reviewed at capcog.org/transparency/transparency-reports/. The OOG also requested CAPCOG, through the CJAC, provide input on two additional criminal justice programs this year — the Residential and Community-based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEY) Program and Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities Program. CAPCOG provided input on five grant applications for the CSEY Program, but no applications from the region were submitted for the SAFE Program.
Read more about the Criminal Justice Program grant process.
Review the priority list.