Smart Defense Initiative Grants to Aid Defendents

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kentuckydpaContra Costa County [CA] was given nearly $400,000 from the U.S. Justice Department for a Smart Defense Initiative aimed at making sure criminal defendants have effective lawyers.

Contra Costa was also one of six counties nationwide to share in a $6 million Smart Reentry award.

These awards were among $34.5 million in grants to more than 40 agencies and research institutions in a department initiative to reduce crime by providing a science-based approach to criminal justice operations.


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