Madd Of Irving To Receive $704,238 Grant

In: All News   Posted 08/07/2003

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs will provide $704,238 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Irving, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced Thursday. The funds will be used to help prevent underage drinking and its associated problems."These funds will help MADD expand its efforts in 20 communities in the region,” Sen. Cornyn said. “It’s encouraging to see that the Department of Justices recognizes the potential for success in preventing underage drinking and its potentially fatal effects—and helps fund its development.” the funding is provided through the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention program. Youth In Action (YIA) projects will be funded to help reduce availability of alcohol, and assist other youth programs to prevent underage drinking. the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is an independent agency whose primary functions are to coordinate all federal juvenile delinquency prevention programs, as well as all federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles. Also within its jurisdiction are all federal programs relating to missing and exploited children. For more information on MADD and its many programs, please visit: