U.S. Department of Justice awards grants to central Illinois communities.

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ILLINOIS - The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $3.8 million in grants for justice system programs throughout Illinois.

The announcement was made by U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) on Friday.  Durbin says the grants will help establish and support various programs that benefit victims of crimes and policing efforts throughout the state.  

We've included a list of programs in central Illinois that received a portion of the $3.8 million below:

Springfield - Illinois Department of Human Services, $315,000 through Training and Services to End Violence Against Women With Disabilities Grants Program, created Violence Against Women Act.

Decatur - City of Decatur, $30,499 through Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, will cover personnel costs.

Bloomington - City of Bloomington, $28,818 through Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, will help with the purchase of equipment.

Champaign - City of Champaign, $66,522 through Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, will be used to purchase equipment and support training costs.

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