Bingaman: New Mexico awarded more than $4 million for crime prevention and victim safety

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that the State of New Mexico has been awarded over $4.2 million to support crime prevention and reduction efforts and to assist victims of crime.

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety will receive $2.87 million through the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to help state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies implement crime prevention and crime control policies in their communities.

Additionally, the New Mexico Office of the District Attorney will receive $1.33 million through DOJ’s Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) program, which helps ensure that victims of crime receive accurate and timely information regarding the status of offenders and events related to their cases.

“The funding awarded today will help New Mexico communities address crime and help keep victims safe by providing them with timely information pertaining to their case,” Bingaman said.