Miami Valley criminal justice agencies receive $180K in coronavirus funding

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Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that the state has awarded $2 million to law enforcement agencies, probation and parole offices, courts, victim service providers and adult, juvenile and community corrections agencies.

The awards that went to 65 agencies are for the first round of coronavirus emergency supplemental funding.

“This funding will help local authorities adapt to the need for protective gear, social distancing and rigorous cleaning schedules during this era of COVID-19,” DeWine stated in a release.

More than $180,000 was awarded in the Miami Valley:

  • $71,276, West Central Community Correctional Facility, Clark County
  • $29,245, Fairborn Police Department
  • $28,918, Clark County Municipal Court
  • $25,175, Good Samaritan Home Inc., Montgomery County
  • $19,043, Fairfield Police Department
  • $6,739 PARACHUTE Special Advocates for Children of Butler County
  • $1,727, Moraine Police Division

The funding will be administered by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, as part of the CARES Act to support agencies in taking measures to help prevent the spread of, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19.

Additional awards will be announced in the near future.

OCJS is still accepting applications while funding is available, and there is no cap. For more information, visit www.ocjs.ohio.gov.