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Chicago, Cook County get part of $2 million Justice grants

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Daily Herald

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $2 million in grants to establish or improve a number of justice system programs in Illinois.

In a news release, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said the largest award -- $500,000 -- went to a program called Life-Span, which provides representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault in Cook County. The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago received more than $483,000 to provide similar services in the county.

Sangamon County and Macon County were each awarded $200,000 to help them better provide local drug court services. Other organizations to receive funding were the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.


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