Shea-Porter Announces Over $2 Million in Department of Justice Grants

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the First District will receive $2,048,364 in grants from the Department of Justice. Three of these awards are for the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and one is for Strafford County. Two of these are made possible by the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. They break down as follows:

 

-UNH: $825,704 from the Recovery Act Internet Crimes Against Children Research Grants—this study is designed to help law enforcement combat technology-facilitated child exploitation crimes

 

-UNH: $734,900 from the Recovery Act Internet Crimes Against Children Research Grants—this project aims to help reduce youth risk of victimization through technology use

 

-UNH: $299,960 from the Child Protection Division Grants—this award is for completion of a follow-up study to the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, a national study to document the incidence and prevalence of children’s exposure to a broad array of violence, crime, and abuse experiences

 

-Strafford County: $187,800 from the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program: Enhancement—this grant program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in developing and establishing drug courts for substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders