Gov. Rick Perry awarded more than $195,000 in grants to two programs focused on reducing crime, improving the Texas criminal and juvenile justice systems, and recovering abducted children. These grants are awarded through the State Criminal Justice Planning Fund and are distributed by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD).

“By protecting our children from predators and supporting efforts to rehabilitate those in the juvenile justice system we are protecting the future of Texas,” said Gov. Perry. “These funds will provide needed resources to ensure the safety of our children and give those who have fallen short the chance to begin a new life.”

The State Criminal Justice Planning Fund supports programs that enhance the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Grant recipients include local units of government, independent school districts, non-profit corporations, hospitals, universities, colleges, community supervision and corrections departments, law enforcement agencies and councils of governments.

Each year, CJD awards more than $113 million in grants for a variety of juvenile justice, criminal justice and victim services programs.

The awards include:

Award Amount
Project Title

Wood County
Wood County Rural Prosecutor Project

BeyondMissing Inc.
Texas Amber Alert Network