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BVCOG receives planning funds from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor for regional criminal justice planning, technical assistance to grantees and facilitation of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee.  Department staff also seek and send out notices of grant funding opportunities to local agencies.  Staff work with area law enforcement, victim service organizations, schools, non-profits, and other agencies to develop the BVCOG 2015-2019 Strategic Plan Final 2.7.19.  This plan addresses local priorities and needs in victim services, juvenile justice, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse.  The priorities outlined in this plan are used by the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee to score and rank grant applications.

BVCOG administers a grant that provides tuition reimbursement to regional law enforcement agencies for TCOLE approved courses.  These agencies can receive 60% of the tuition cost for sending officers to TCOLE approved courses.  The reimbursement application is available here.  Funds are only available to law enforcement agencies, no funds can be given to individuals.

BVCOG administers a pass-through grant to rural juvenile justice departments in the region.  This grant is distributed based on percent of juvenile population to the 6 rural counties in the COG.  These counties can request reimbursement for approved expenses that include:

  • Counseling and Classes for Juveniles on Probation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Drug Abuse Treatment and Testing
  • Short Term Residential Care

 

Current Grant Information

CJD Information

Current information available at the CJD website include:

Main Website and Registration

Grant Funding Schedule (Grant Solicitations Available Here)

BVCOG Information

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) scores and ranks regional applications for CJD grant solicitations.  The following documents outline the membership of CJAC, policies governing CJAC and the policies and procedures for the scoring and ranking of applications

CJAC Members

CJAC Bylaws

BVCOG Request for Proposals / Policies and Procedures FY 2018

Score Sheets

BVCOG FY2018 General Victim Score Sheet

BVCOG FY2018 Violence Against Women Score Sheet

BVCOG FY2018 Juvenile Justice Score Sheet

Justice Assistance Grant Score Sheet FY 2018

 

Grants Awarded for FY 2016 Funding Year

The following is a list of the grants awarded through the Criminal Justice Divison of the Governor’s Office for the FY 2016 funding cycle.

Victims of Crime Act Fund

Provides funding for services for victims including: responding to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; assisting victims in stabilizing their lives after a victimization; assisting victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and providing victims with safety and security.

FY 2016 Grantees:

Sexual Assault Resource Center

Project: Sexual Assault Victims Assistance;  $287,406.25 (2 year grant)

Twin City Mission Inc

Project: Project Safe;  $319,887.90 (2 year grant)

Brazos County

Project: Victim Assistance Coordinator; $46,583.33 (13 month grant)

Grimes County

Project: Victim Service Community Action Project; $155,967.58 (13 month grant)

VAWA — Violence Against Women Act Fund

Provides assistance in developing and implementing effective victim—centered law enforcement, prosecution, and court strategies to address violent crimes against women. VAWA also funds the development and enhancement of victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women

FY 2016 Grantees:

Brazos County

Project: Crimes Against Women Prosecution Unit; $114,750

Sexual Assault Resource Center

Project:  Mobilizing Sexual Assault Response Teams; $48,451.50

 

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

These funds provide nonprofit organizations and state and local applicants with funds for a wide range of prevention, diversion, information sharing, victims services, training, and other projects designed to reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system.

FY 2016 Grantees:

Robertson County

Project: Records Management Enhancement; $116,528.49

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention – JJDP

CJD awards these funds to nonprofit organizations and state and local applicants to provide training, prevention, intervention, education and alternatives for Texas youths.

FY 2016 Grantees:

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

Project: Juvenile Justice Alternatives; $23,000

Navasota Independent School District

Project:  Youth Drug and Alcohol Prevention; $38,429.56

For questions on grant funding opportunities or for further information on the department you may contact:

Rebecca Hill
Senior Public Safety Planner (979) 595-2800 ext. 2041
Email Rebecca Hill