Upshur County to receive grant of $55,315 under Violence Against Women Act
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KILGORE—Upshur County will receive a grant of $55,315 under the Violence Against Women Act, to be administered through the East Texas Council of Governments.

In the ETCOG’s Public Safety Division, grant funds from the Governor’s Office, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) are awarded annually to programs that help prevent violence in and around schools, provide training and equipment to law enforcement, combat family violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking crimes, disrupt and prevent gang activity, reduce juvenile delinquency, provide assistance to victims of crime, and improve the criminal justice system.

The Upshur County grant is among projects approved for Fiscal Year 2014 funding by CJD, under the following funding sources: State Funds 421 (SF-421); Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG); Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).
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