Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro lauded the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office announcement of new grant funding which will allow them to reimagine public safety in the community.
The $1.8 million in funding over the next three years will go towards projects to prevent school violence, reduce processing delays in juvenile cases, combat gang recruitment and support children exposed to violence and trauma.
“The CCPO’s motto is ‘Serve. Protect. Educate. Empower.’ The grants that were announced today will go a long way in helping the CCPO continue to serve the community and live up to this motto,” said Senator Sweeney. “These grants also provide a critical advantage and opportunity for the CCPO to provide programs and strategies that will benefit the vitality and quality of life in the community.”
“It’s incredibly important that we are continuously looking for creative solutions to meet the needs of our community and improve the lives of South Jersey residents,” said Assemblyman Burzichelli. “The programs supported through this funding will do just that, improving the lives of our children through initiatives to reduce violence and support their mental well-being.”
“All of these projects will ultimately help protect the young people in our community, and it is clear they were designed with the whole Cumberland County community top of mind. The execution of these programs will be the same way,” said Assemblyman Taliaferro. “This is a big win for the people of Cumberland County and the Prosecutor’s Office and I look forward to seeing the long-term impact it has on our residents.”
“We are very excited to be announcing these initiatives which will move the ball forward towards re-imagining what justice and public safety looks like in our community,” said Jennifer Webb-McRae, Cumberland County Prosecutor. “Everyone wins when we work on strategies that keep kids physically safe and emotionally healthy.”