FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    BJA    

Friday, December 21, 2001                                                                                          202/307-0703


Justice Department Announces Grants Totaling

 More Than $10 Million to Help Communities Prevent Crime



WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department today announced Community Prosecution grants to 75 communities totaling more than $10 million.  The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a component of the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), awards these grants to foster collaborative efforts between local prosecutors’ offices, private and public agencies, and the community to identify and address local public safety concerns and priorities.

“Community involvement is critical in promoting safe neighborhoods,” said Assistant Attorney General Deborah J. Daniels.  “These grants provide the necessary resources to strengthen partnerships between the prosecutor’s office, law enforcement agencies and neighborhood organizations.”

Community prosecution, like community policing, is an integral part of community justice, which fosters citizen participation in reducing crime and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods.  Together, community prosecutors, neighborhood residents and organizations develop strategies for creating safer places to live and work. These grants will  help communities plan, implement or enhance prosecution and crime prevention strategies.  The

communities were selected based on their proposed or existing strategies. 

Grant awards are provided in one of the three categories. Planning grants, available for up to $75,000, support jurisdictions’ efforts to develop a planning process for a community prosecution program. Implementation grants, available for up to $200,000, support the implementation or expansion of an existing community prosecution program.  Enhancement grants, available for up to $150,000, support fully operational community prosecution programs.

Under the Fiscal Year 2001 Community Prosecution Program Initiative, BJA recommended nine jurisdictions that have developed successful community prosecution programs to serve as leadership sites or learning laboratories for others seeking to replicate similar strategies.  The sites are: Denver, CO; Washington, DC: Marion County (Indianapolis), IN; Howard County, MD; Kalamazoo County, MI; Hennepin County (Minneapolis), MN; Kings County (Brooklyn), NY ; Multnomah County (Portland), OR; Travis County (Austin), TX.    Leadership sites will host regional community prosecution workshops in 2002.

“We want to bring communities and the criminal justice system closer together by forming  effective communication networks that will result in strategies that work in their own neighborhoods,” said BJA Director Richard Nedelkoff.

A list of communities selected to receive Community Prosecution grants and their points of contact is attached.  For additional information about  BJA consult its Website at   Information about OJP and its programs can be found on


 For additional information, contact OJP’s Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at 202/307-0703.



Enhancement Grants (Grants up to $150,000)


Agency, City, State, Contact, Phone


City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, Aaron Carreon-Ainsa,

(602) 256-3502


Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix, AZ,

Janet McNaughton, (602) 506-0983


Culver City Office of the City Attorney, Culver City,

CA, Carol A. Schwab, (310) 253-5660


Los Angeles City Attorney, Los Angeles, CA,

Tina Hess, (310) 445-1712


Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, Sacramento, CA,

Karen Maxwell, (916) 874-5834


Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney, San Jose, CA,

Marc Buller, (408) 792-2770


Orange County Office of the District Attorney, Santa Ana, CA,

Todd Hart, (714) 347-8413


10th Judicial District Attorney's Office, Pueblo, CO,

Sharon Blackman, (719) 583-6647


State's Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial Circuit, Viera, FL,

Norman R. Wolfinger, (321) 617-7510


Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, IL,

Bonita Brodt, (312) 603-4201


Fayette County Attorney, Lexington, KY,

Denotra Gunther, (859) 226-1820


Union County Prosecutor's Office, Elizabeth, NJ,

Sue Lewis, (908) 791-7130


Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, Paterson, NJ,

David L. Pine, (973) 881-4800


Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, Trenton, NJ,

Daniel G. Giaquinto, (609) 989-6309


First Judicial District Attorney, Santa Fe, NM,

Cindi Romero, (505) 827-5000


Bronx County District Attorney, Bronx, NY,

Susan Sadd, (718) 590-6954


Niagara County District Attorney, Lockport, NY,

Matthew J. Murphy, III, (716) 439-7085


Nassau County District Attorney, Mineola, NY,

Rene P. Fiechter, (516) 571-1090


Richmond County District Attorney, Staten Island, NY,

Karen Schoenberg, (718) 556-7210


Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Cleveland, OH,

Richard Neff, (216) 443-7818


City of Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Philadelphia, PA,

Edgar Jaramillo, (215) 686-5819


City of Alexandria Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney,

Alexandria, VA, Erik R. Barnett, (703) 838-4100


Seattle City Attorney's Office, Seattle, WA,

Robert W. Hood, (206) 684-7771


Milwaukee County Office of the District Attorney,

Milwaukee, WI, Derek Mosley, (414) 935-7256




Implementation Grants (Grants up to $200,000)



Agency, City, State, Contact, Phone


Dallas County Office of the District Attorney, Selma, AL,

Susan Keith, (334) 876-4878


Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 22nd Judicial District,

Benton, AR, Barbara Webb, (501) 315-7767


White Mountain Apache Tribe, Whiteriver, AZ,

M. Brent Leonhard, (520) 338-4346


Yuma County Attorney, Yuma, AZ, Mary E. White, (928) 329-2260


Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office,

Los Angeles, CA, Erika Bonilla, (213) 202-7668


Ventura County District Attorney, Ventura, CA,

Ron Janes, (805) 654-2521


Tulare County District Attorney's Office, Visalia, CA,

Katie Wallace, (559) 685-2568


City and County of Denver, Denver, CO, Laurie Kaczanowska,

(720) 913-8067


Division of Criminal Justice, Rocky Hill, CT,

Mitchell S. Forman, (860) 258-5827


State's Attorney's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit,

Clearwater, FL, Vance Arnett, (727) 464-8091


State's Attorney's Office, 15th Judicial Circuit,

West Palm Beach, FL, Lincoln J. Fry, (561) 355-7312


Madison County State's Attorney, Edwardsville, IL,

Stephanee Smith, (618) 692-6280


City of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, Teri Kendrick,

(317) 327-4055


St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office, South Bend, IN,

Khadijah Muhammad, (219) 235-9544

State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore City, Baltimore, MD,

Alan C. Woods, III, (410) 396-5527


Fourth Circuit Court District Attorney, Greenville, MS,

Melanie Webb, (662) 378-2105


Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, Bridgeton, NJ,

Arthur J. Marchand, (856) 453-0486


Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, Woodbury, NJ,

Dianna Reed-Rolando, (856) 384-5635


Westchester County District Attorney's Office, White Plains, NY,

Robert M. Maccarone, (914) 995-4167


Summit County Prosecutor's Office, Akron, OH,

Kathleen Lehner, (330) 643-8337


Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, Oregon City, OR,

Cathy Phelps, (503) 655-8488


Cumberland County Office of the District Attorney, Carlisle, PA,

David J. Freed, (717) 240-6210


Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office, Scranton, PA,

Christine Tocki, (570) 963-6717


State of Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General,

Providence, RI, William R. Guglietta, (401) 274-4400


Dallas City Attorney's Office, Dallas, TX,

Roxann Pais, (214) 670-3507


Port Arthur City Attorney's Office, Port Arthur, TX,

Mark T. Sokolow, (409) 983-8126


Asotin County Prosecutor's Office, Asotin, WA,  

Curt L. Liedkie, (509) 243-2061


Thurston County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Olympia, WA,

Edward G. Holm, (360) 786-5540


Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney, Tacoma, WA,

Eileen O'Brien, (253) 798-6725





Planning Grants (Grants up to $75,000)



Agency, City, State, Contact, Phone


San Carlos Apache Tribe, San Carlos, AZ,

Charles Russell, (520) 475-2331


Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney,

Martinez, CA, Gayle Graham, (925) 646-4526


San Bernardino County Office of the District Attorney,

San Bernardino, CA, Jane K. Allen, (909) 387-6631


DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Wheaton, IL,

John Kocinski, (630) 682-6517


Office of the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, Detroit, MI,

Ruth Carter, (313) 224-8840


Genesee County Prosecutor's Office, Flint, MI,

Brenda R. Williams, (810) 257-3210


Minneapolis City Attorney's Office, Minneapolis, MN,

Frank Chiodi, (612) 673-2966


Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake, MN,

Chris Manydeeds, (281) 679-3303


Merrimack County Attorney's Office, Concord, NH,

Howard Helrich, (603) 228-0529


Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Hammonton, NJ,

Edward K. Petrini, (609) 704-7800


Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office, Mayville, NY,

James Subjack, (716) 753-4241


Monroe County District Attorney, Rochester, NY,

Michael C. Green, (716) 428-2335


Columbus City Attorney's Office, Columbus, OH,

Ted Barrows, (614) 645-8086


Scioto County Prosecutor's Office, Portsmouth, OH,

Eric A. Wrage, (740) 355-8215


Jefferson County Prosecutor, Steubenville, OH,

Bryan H. Felmet, (740) 283-1966


Deschutes County District Attorney, Bend, OR,

Darryl Nakahira, (541) 330-4627


Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation,

Warm Springs, OR, Gene Smith, (541) 553-3300


Yankton Sioux Tribe, Marty, SD, Michele Conway, (605) 384-5712


Rockingham County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney,

Harrisonburg, VA, Marsha L. Garst, (540) 564-3350


City of Lynchburg Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney,

Lynchburg, VA, Michael R. Doucette, (434) 847-1593


Everett City Attorney's Office, Everett, WA,

Laura Van Slyck, (425) 257-8738


Outagamie County District Attorney's Office,

Appleton, WI, Carrie Schneider, (920) 832-2225