2nd Judicial District Attorney granted multiple awards from the U.S. Department of Justice

The 2ndJudicial District Attorney of Bernalillo County received several awards from the U.S. Department of Justice. These included a 3-year grant for the Albuquerque International District Community-Based Crime Reduction Plan. The project will include enforcement, focused on hot spot policing and violent crime reduction; smart prosecution, focused on data-driven case decisions; place-based crime prevention, based on community mobilization, group violence intervention, and environmental design; and community development and social service supports, focused on health, housing, substance abuse, and economic opportunity. Another grant was the Bureau of Justice Affairs National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, for which the D.A.’s Office received a 3-year grant to scale its capacity to process SAEK backlogs. It will establish a formal Sexual Assault Cold Case unit in order to bring justice to the victims of sexual assault in our district and prosecute approximately 300 of the estimated 585 viable cases. Rounding out the awards, the D.A.’s Office was awarded a 2-year grant for Technology Innovation for Public Safety. This grant will support the development of the Criminal Data Hub, an automated consolidated query of multiple datasets generating a comprehensive criminal history for each offender.