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October 4, 2011 > County receives important grant

County receives important grant

Submitted By Mike Donohoe

The Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff will receive $499,250 in Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) grant funding from the United States Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Office.

"Every child deserves a safe and secure childhood. There's nothing more important than protecting our children from the unfathomable crimes committed by child sexual predators and exploiters. This funding will assist in the fight against the very real problem of child sexual abuse and exploitation," Supervisor Cortese, who declared 2011 the "Year of the Child" in Santa Clara County, stated President of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Dave Cortese, who declared 2011 the "Year of the Child" in Santa Clara County.

The COPS CSPP grant provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to establish and/or enhance strategies to locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters and to enhance state sex offender registration laws. COPS CSPP aims to support community policing initiatives throughout the United States by promoting partnerships between local law enforcement, U.S. Attorneys' Offices, the U.S. Marshals Service and other community partners to collectively reduce and prevent child endangerment by sexual predators.

"Our community has clearly indicated that keeping our children safe is one of its highest priorities. I'm thrilled the Office of the Sheriff will partner with the United States Marshals Service and United States Attorneys' Office to develop aggressive strategies to combat crimes against our children in Santa Clara County and throughout 11 other California counties," said Supervisor Cortese.

For more information please contact Mike Donohoe at (408) 299-5030.

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