Jun 10 2003

South Carolina Department of Public Safety to Receive $2.2 Million for Juvenile Justice Programs

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has released $2.2 million to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety to improve juvenile justice programs. The funds can be used to develop programs to promote greater accountability in the states juvenile justice system by improving infrastructure and operations. “Accountability in government is a vital part of maintaining efficiency, effectiveness, and public oversight,” said Graham. “This grant will help ensure the juvenile justice programs in South Carolina are serving the needs of the state.” The funds were authorized by Congress and signed into law in November 2002. The money is allocated based on each state’s population of youth under age 18.