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D.A. to Award Grants to Nonprofits

Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni will today distribute Forfeiture Funds for Community Safety to a host of area nonprofits.

The Forfeiture Funds for Community Safety is an effort to create safer communities by distributing money collected by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, through forfeiture proceedings. Eligible recipients are qualified non-profit organizations focused on the District Attorney’s priorities of crime intervention and prevention.

Massachusetts General Law Chapter 94C § 47 (d) authorizes the District Attorney to expend forfeiture monies for such programs that further law enforcement purposes. Through this program the District Attorney hopes to assist organizations in their attempts to create safer community environments. It is the partnership of community organizations and law enforcement that fosters trust and cooperation among citizens.

“Giving kids productive and healthy outlets is key to leading them towards a bright future,” said Gulluni. “We’re providing a total of $65,000 in grants to these very worthy organizations to assist them in their work with kids. Together, we can nurture healthy children and create safer communities.”

This year’s recipients are: Boys and Girls Club Family Center; Springfield Housing Associates Inc.; Officials Boxing Club; YMCA Summer Camp at Camp Weber; South End Community Center; BOKS; 5A Bulldogs Football Assoc.; Black Men of Greater Springfield; and Big Brothers Big Sisters