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Cochiti, Zuni Pueblos Get Money for Sex Offender Registration Programs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Department of Justice also provides grant to University of New Mexico to continue a study

Two pueblos in New Mexico — Cochiti and Zuni — and the University of New Mexico have been awarded grants through the U.S. Department of Justice, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced Thursday.

The senator said in a news release that Cochiti will receive $166,500 and Zuni will get $51,128, while UNM will receive $73,686.

The news release said Cochiti and Zuni each will use the money to plan, develop and implement a sex offender registration program.

The money going to UNM will be for the New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center to continue a study on re-entry initiatives in New Mexico corrections and the attitude of staff toward the offenders participating in these programs, according to the news release.


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The funding was awarded through the Department of Justice’s Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking Office, which provides grants to help state, local and tribal jurisdictions in implementing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs.