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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Slaughter Announces Million Dollar Criminal Justice Grant for Ibero-American Development Co.

September 6, 2017
Press Release
Funding will support improvement of local criminal justice system

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) today announced that Ibero-American Development Corporation has been awarded a $998,640 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI). The program provides grant funding for states and local jurisdictions and supports a wide array of criminal justice functions.

"I’m proud to help advance efforts that will improve safety and provide additional crime prevention resources," said Slaughter. "This grant will help Ibero-American Development Corporation identify crime hot spots and develop new and creative approaches to keeping our neighbors safe. I will continue to support this program and all efforts that help protect families across Monroe County,” said Slaughter.

Slaughter has been a leading supporter of this program. The goal of BCJI is to reduce crime and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization. Through a cross-sector partnership team, including neighborhood residents, BCJI grantees target neighborhoods with hot spots of serious crime and employ data-driven, cross-sector strategies to accomplish this goal.

Ibero-American Development Corporation will use the funding to develop a strategic and community-oriented plan to reduce crime in a target neighborhood and begin implementation of the plan during the 12-month project period.