Community Plan to be Group’s Topic

LIBERTY, October 1, 2014 - Service providers in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice and victim assistance are invited to attend a meeting of the Liberty County Community Planning Group.

The meeting is to discuss revisions to the Liberty County Community Plan, a tool for obtaining grants to solve community problems in Liberty County.
Text Box: WHAT: Discussion of Community Plan, a tool for obtaining grants to solve community problems in Liberty County. WHEN: 10 am October 22, 2014 WHERE: 318 San Jacinto Street, Liberty,Tx

The Community Plan is a requirement of the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office, which disburses millions of dollars worth of grant funds from a variety of sources each year.

Funds are distributed only to organizations that intend to address local problems spelled out in the Community Plan.

Community plans must be updated each year to ensure that they continue to reflect the area’s most significant criminal justice needs.
     
Government and private, nonprofit service providers who receive or hope to receive funds from the following grant programs in 2015 should attend the October 22nd session: Victims of Crime Act, Juvenile Accountability Block Grant, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Texas Criminal Justice Planning (“421”) Fund, Violence Against Women Act, Byrne Formula Grant Program and Crime Stoppers.
     
Members of the community with an interest in criminal justice planning activities are also invited to attend.

More information about Criminal Justice Division grants is available at the division’s Web site, www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/cjd/.
     
For more information about the Liberty County Community Plan, contact Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Branch, at (936-334-3219) or e-mail tom.branch@co.liberty. tx.us.

To view the current Liberty County Community Plan, go to the county’s web site, www.co.liberty.tx.us, click on other county offices, and then click on Emergency Management.  A copy of the plan can be found on the Emergency Management page.

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