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N.M. Getting $4.2 Million for Crime Prevention and Victim Assistance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal money awarded to state through Justice Department programs

New Mexico will receive $4.2 million in federal money that includes $2.87 million targeted to support crime prevention and reduction efforts and $1.33 million provided to assist victims of crime, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced Tuesday.

The senator said in a news release that the $2.87 million from a U.S. Justice Department grant program will go to the state Department of Public Safety to help state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies implement crime prevention and crime control policies in their communities.

The New Mexico Office of the District Attorney will receive the $1.33 million through a Justice Department program that helps ensure that victims of crime receive accurate and timely information regarding the status of offenders and events related to their cases, according to Bingaman.