US Attorney Weinhoeft announces availability of funds to combat human trafficking

US Attorney Weinhoeft announces availability of funds to combat human trafficking

Steven D. Weinhoeft, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced the availability of funds to help communities combat human trafficking. He announced that the funds of more than $65 million in Department of Justice grants were available to combat human trafficking and help victimized adults and children in the trafficking activities.

Katherina T. Sullivan, the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Justice Programs (OJPs), said, “Human traffickers pose a dire threat to public safety.” Sullivan added that they were committed to combat human trafficking. The Department of Justice pursues diverse and adequate solutions to the issue. A historic amount of grant funding is available through OJP to allow the communities to access innovative solutions, Sullivan added.

The Office of Justice Program is the leading source of funding to ensure the safety of the public against the crimes and assist the victims of crimes. These programs provide funds to support the human trafficking task forces and provide services to survivors of human trafficking. A huge number of funding opportunities are open for the Southern District of Illinois.

Weinhoeft announced that several funding opportunities would be opening in the near future. The details of all opportunities related to the Office of Justice Programs are available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/explore/current-funding-opportunities.

According to the office of the US attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, following funding opportunities are available at the moment: –

  • Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program ($1.8 Million)
  • Multidisciplinary Tas Force Program to Combat Human Trafficking ($22 Million)
  • Preventing Trafficking of Girls ($1.7 Million)
  • Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons ($2.5 Million)
  • Services for Victims of Human Trafficking ($16.5 Million)
Related Posts
More than $163 million announced to fight addiction crisis
U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Illinois Steven D. Weinhoeft has announced that the Department
September: National Recovery Month
Centerstone is celebrating September as National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is recognized by Centerstone
Gun Shootings near May Street and 122nd Street, Chicago
CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports that a total of nine people were wounded between the
Fires Shot at Police Officers
On September 16, at 9:33 p.m., members of the Springfield Police Street Crimes Unit had
Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lands Decatur Man 22 Years in Federal Prison
Daniel A. Betty, 28, of Decatur, Ill., is sentenced to serve 22 years in federal
Marijuana tax revenue approaches $20M a month
Illinois’ recreational marijuana tax revenue is accelerating as it approaches $20 million a month. The
27 Years in Prison Sentencing for Chicago Street Gang Member
Chicago street gang’s member has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for engaging
EXPO Chicago: 2020 Fall Programming Announced
Each September, the international art fair, EXPO Chicago launches and dominates the region's cultural calendar.
Free Virtual Sessions Offered by Rockford University
The region’s leading private four-year institution Rockford University announced it will offer sessions from its
Four Charged in Cell Phone Scam
An East St. Louis grand jury returned a five-count indictment against four St. Clair County