CAMDEN, NJ — The City of Camden is among 13 state and local entities in New Jersey that received a public safety grant from the Department of Justice.

“These awards provide substantial resources to support important public safety initiatives sponsored by our state and local law enforcement partners,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, District of New Jersey, said. “This kind of support from the Department of Justice encourages greater cooperation among federal, state and local law enforcement, as we work together to protect the people of New Jersey.”

The City of Camden received $208,291 of the more than $4.5 million awarded to state entities.

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The awards announced today support an array of crime-fighting initiatives, including sex offender registration and notification, law enforcement-based victim services, the testing of sexual assault kits, and programs designed to address youth with sexual behavioral problems. Other awards will focus on wrongful convictions, intellectual property enforcement, innovative prosecution strategies and the safety and effectiveness of corrections systems.

The following awards were made to organizations in the District of New Jersey:

Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program – Local Awards

• Union County, $167,387
• City of Passaic, $180,339
• Asbury Park, $51,346
• Mercer County, $131,756
• Newark Police Department, $434,882
• City of Camden, $208,291
• Vineland, $82,671
• Lakewood, $15,572
• Atlantic City, $68,318
• Perth Amboy, $86,689

Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program – State Award

• New Jersey Division of Law & Public Safety, $3,817,827

BJA Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy

• Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, $350,345

BJA Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities Program

• New Jersey Dept. of Corrections, $246,146