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Dingell Announces $62,979 in Federal Funding for MI-12 Criminal Justice Initiatives

DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced $62,979 in federal funding from the Department of Justice to support criminal justice programs in Washtenaw County that reduce crime and improve public safety. As part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Street Outreach Team will receive $46,470 for their programming, and the City of Ypsilanti will receive $16,509 for new equipment, including in-car camera systems.

“Washtenaw County law enforcement and community outreach organizers work hard every single day to keep our communities safe,” said Rep. Dingell. “This critical funding will ensure that Washtenaw County has the resources to continue community outreach programming to reduce crime and is well equipped to protect residents and police officers while on the job. We need to continue investing in these programs and strengthening the trust between our communities and those whose job it is to keep us safe.”

Established over 20 years ago, in honor of a fallen New York City police officer, the Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program supports a broad range of state, local, and tribe activities to prevent and control crime based on community-specific needs and conditions. 


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