BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Over $16 million was awarded to the Middle District of Louisiana to enhance crime victim services and compensation to eligible crime victims.
The funds come from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and the Office for Victims of Crime, according to U.S. Attorney Ellison C. Travis.
Baton Rouge-based Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement will be the recipient of this award. The foundation is dedicated to improving operations in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems.
“The Department of Justice is committed to the rights of victims, and while United States Attorney Offices enforce federal criminal law and bring offenders to justice, these awards are important to provide comfort and peace of mind to those that have suffered at the hands of the criminal element,” said Travis.