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Bureau:    Office of Justice Programs
Account:    State and local law enforcement assistance (15-0404)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Director, OBMS
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV   202-514-2007
To improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and enforce state and local laws - Milwaukee County, WI, Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative.

1 recipient will receive $937,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 89
Description: This grant will provide funding to Milwaukee's District Attorney's Office Domestic Violence Unit for two felony Assistant District Attorneys and three misdemeanor Assistant District Attorneys, thereby enhancing the quality of domestic violence prosecutions. This permits thorough follow-up investigations to secure essential evidence, careful case preparation for trial, timely and effective prosecution of offenders, and continuing contact with victims to ensure that the victim's needs for safety are carefully considered during the prosecution of the case. Effective coordination with law enforcement, judicial authorities, and community agencies is improved. Additionally, the applicant will subgrant $50,000 to the Legal Action of Wisconsin (LAW). LAW will provide to those eligible domestic violence victims free civil legal advice, advocacy, and representation. LAW's will help victims resolve civil legal problems that arise consequent to violence and use civil remedies to enhance safety planning, hold the abuser accountable, and become independent of the violence.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Milwaukee County District Attorney Office (167635564) $937 Locality
Safety Building, Room 405
821 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $950,000 for the Milwaukee County, WI, Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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