Southern Arizona Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Grants to Combat Human Trafficking

Monday, U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced that nearly $1.5 million in federal grant funds have been awarded to two Southern Arizona recipients to support efforts to combat human trafficking. The two recipients are CODAC Behavioral Health Services of Pima County (grant 2015-VT-BX-K006) and the City of Tucson (grant 2015-DE-BX-K048). The grant funds were awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (“BJA”), which is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (“OJP”).

“These are very significant grants and they will go a long way in supporting efforts to combat human trafficking in Southern Arizona,” said U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo.

Information on BJA can be found at: https://www.bja.gov/programs.aspx

Information about OJP can be found at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

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