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Criminal Justice Program

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The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Criminal Justice Program assists local governments and non-profit entities with the development of programs and projects designed to address particular crime related community problems.

The program also coordinates the grant application review and priority setting process required by the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD), which provides funding for the program.

Oversight Responsibilities
CJD develops guidelines and rules, monitors grant program operations and fiscal compliance, and administers the grants awarded by the Governor.

At the regional level, NCTCOG's Criminal Justice Policy Development Committee (CJPDC) provides overall policy guidance to the Criminal Justice Program. The committee is also responsible for reviewing and prioritizing the four funding categories listed below. The committee representation includes concerned citizens or parents, drug abuse prevention, municipalities, counties, education, juvenile justice, law enforcement, mental health, non-profit organizations, prosecution/courts, and victim services. Committee members are appointed by NCTCOG's Executive Board.

Grant Application Categories Facilitated by NCTCOG’s Criminal Justice Program



Contact Information
Kelly Schmidt, Senior Criminal Justice Planner
Phone 817-608-2383

 North Central Texas Council of Governments | 616 Six Flags Drive P.O. Box 5888 Arlington, TX 76005-5888
 Main Operator: (817) 640-3300 | Fax: (817) 640-7806