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Grants and Monies Awarded to the Second Judicial District
Attorney's Office

Since Kari assumed the position of District Attorney, the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office has received over $10,000,000.00 in grant money—funding that has gone to implement programs that help keep Bernalillo Country safe. (All numbers are close approximations.) 

Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative
GOAL:
To provide funds to support the prosecution and detention of federally referred defendants/cases.
For Year(s) 2004-2012   $2,162,220.38

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
GOALS:
- To reduce drug availability by eliminating or disrupting drug trafficking organizations.
- To reduce the harmful consequences of drug trafficking.
- To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement organizations.
For Year(s) 2001-2012    $1,909,984.00

Violence Against Women Act
GOAL:
To assist states, Indian tribal governments, tribal courts, state and local courts, and units of local government in developing and implementing effective, victim-centered law-enforcement, prosecution, and court strategies to address violent crimes against women.
For Year(s) 2001-2008    $474,961

Victims of Crime Act
GOAL:
To give federal financial support for direct services to victims of crime. Administered through the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime annually awards a grant to each state to support assistance for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, drunk driving, homicide, and other crimes.
For Year(s) 2001-2012   $941,154.00

City Victim Impact Program
GOAL:
To provide victim services, including:

  1. initial contact to assure appearance in court,
  2. emotional support,
  3. safety plan issues,
  4. referrals to public and private victim support groups,
  5. provision of crime victims' reparation applications, 

     -   investigation and reporting of all case status information, and
     -   victim support.
For Year(s) 2001-2012    $372,000.00

Weed and Seed
GOAL:
To assist with the maintenance of the current National Court Watch Database and to help create a new National Court Watch Database, so that target-area residents and neighborhood association will receive monthly updates of current criminal prosecutions regarding Weed and Seed cases.
For Year(s) 2001-2012   $126,169.88

Mether Initiative
GOAL:
The Metropolitan Mether Initiative allows the District Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement to work together to decrease methamphetamine-based or -driven crime in Bernalillo County.
For Year(s) 2007  $219,805

Drug Control and System Improvement (DCSI)
GOAL:
To reduce and prevent firearm-related violent crimes and illegal drug activity and gun violence, while improving the functioning of the criminal justice system.  
For Year(s) 2001-2007    $309,796

Community Gun Violence Act  
GOAL:
To provide leadership and direction in:
-controlling the use and availability of illegal drugs and
-improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, with emphasis on violent crime and serious offenders.
For Year(s) 2002-2007   $727,369  

Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG)
GOAL:
To reduce and prevent illegal drug activity, crime, and violence and to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system
For Year(s) 2004-2005    $45,592

Domestic Violence/Stalking Grant
GOAL:
To provide victims with services to achieve a violence free life, including: 
-case management,
-information and referral,
-safety planning,
-crisis intervention, and
-other assistance.
For Year(s) 2003-2005   $139,360

National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)
GOALS:
To improve the quality and comprehension of the nation's criminal history record systems:
-to prevent illegal purchase of firearms,
-to keep better track of persons with criminal records, and
-to allow states to share information with each other.
For Year(s) 2003-2006   $55,144

Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG)
GOALS:
-To help states and local governments develop programs to strengthen and promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system. 
-To identify projects that would benefit from research, demonstration, and evaluation in the 16 purpose areas identified in the JAIBG Program. 
-To provide training and technical assistance to states and local governments to develop programs that promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system.
For Year(s) 2003-2004   $43,316

DWI
GOAL:
To continue the effective prosecution of DWI cases in Bernalillo County.  
For Year(s) 2003   $219,260

Mental Health Court
GOAL:
These general-fund monies are used to provide attorney and prosecution-team services for Bernalillo County’s Metropolitan Court Mental Health Court program. 
For Year(s) 2009-2012   $110,400.00

Drug Court
GOAL:
These general-fund monies are used to provide a paralegal to screen all pre-indictment cases and make referrals based on the results. The paralegal will also work with the District Attorney and Public Defender to put together diversion packets.

Probation and Violation
GOAL:
To ensure the District Court Probation Violation Program is a success and the District Attorney's Office is able to effectively and expeditiously prosecute probation violation cases.
For Year(s) 2009-2012   $761,581.00

Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Along the Southern Border (AARA-NRPV)
GOAL:
Prosecution of narcotics-related violent offences.
For Year(s) 2009-2012   $893,750.00

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Program
GOAL:
Identify criminal defendants whose crimes are associated or motivated by methamphetamine use.
For Year(s) 2009-2012   $626,196.00