State Receives $95 Million DOJ Grant for Public Safety Efforts

The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Tennessee will receive a $95 million grant to help with its public safety efforts, Fox17 reports. The grant will support violent crime reduction, opioid/substance abuse reduction efforts, school safety, victim services, transitional housing for domestic violence victims, law enforcement activities, justice mental health and juvenile justice. The TBI was given nearly $2 million, while police departments in Nashville and Memphis also received funds through the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program for their respective office peer support programs.

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