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Congressman Thompson Announced $2,749,002 in U. S. Department of Justice Funds

September 18, 2020
Press Release


BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the U. S. Department of Justice has awarded $2,749,002 in funds to State of Mississippi Agencies.






Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Contact: Emberly Holmes, Director

(601) 977-3756


$1,646,002 /

FY 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice.


Mississippi Attorney General’s Office

Contact: Lachelle Clemons, Director of Victim Compensation

(601) 359-5950


$1,103,000 /

FY 2020 VOCA Victim Compensation



The grant award provides funds from the Crime Victims Fund to enhance State Victim Compensation payments to eligible crime victims.