Criminal Justice

>Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 2018-01-24T15:27:34+00:00

Click Here for FY’ 2018-2019 Calendar of Events

Click Here for Criminal Justice Strategic Plan Meetings January 2018

MRGDC | Planning & Operations | Criminal Justice Planning

The Criminal Justice Planning program of the Middle Rio Grande Development Council (MRGDC) has been assisting local units of governments for over 30 years. Some of the functions which this program has provided include:

  • Coordination of criminal and juvenile justice community planning activities within the region;
  • Technical assistance on special requests from law enforcement departments;
  • Support staff to the Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Committee;
  • Assistance in the identification of primary concerns and problem issues affecting the comprehensive criminal justice system within the region.

The Funding Sources – CJD has a variety of funding sources to fit your needs:

Juvenile Justice and Youth Programs:

  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention A variety of prevention, diversion, intervention, and training projects that prevent juvenile delinquency and teach young offenders how to change their lives and be accountable for their actions.
  • Title V Delinquency Prevention Program Community-based projects that prevent crime by targeting the risk factors that leads to delinquency behavior.
  • Challenge Grant Program Local alternative education programs for at-risk and delinquency youths.
  • Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Service to children, youths, and families that help prevent drug use and promote safety in schools and communities.
  • Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws Projects that provide comprehensive prevention and enforcement related to underage drinking.
  • Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Projects that provide accountability-based sanctions for juvenile offenders.

Victims Services Programs:

  • Victims of Crime Act Fund Services and assistance directly to victims of crime to speed their recovery and aid them through the criminal justice process.
  • Violence Against Women Act Fund Training, special prosecution units, and victim service projects that reduce and prevent violence against women.

Criminal Justice Programs

  • Criminal Justice Planning Fund A wide range of projects designed to reduce crime and improve the criminal and juvenile justice system.
  • Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund Funds to local Crime Stoppers programs to assist them in their operations and statewide projects that support the program.
  • Texas Narcotics Control program Special projects and multi-jurisdictional efforts that target drug-related crime, violent crime, and serious offenders.
  • Residential Substance Abuse for State Prisoners Treatment for chronic substance abusers who are incarcerated in adult and juvenile correctional facilities at both the state and local level.
  • Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Projects that provide aid to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

For additional information, contact the Criminal Justice Planning team:

Conrado Longoria

Director of Planning & Operations


Michelle Garcia

Criminal Justice Planner


Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Funding Opportunities PY2019

General Victim Assistance Program VOCA Announcement

Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program VAWA Announcement

Juvenile Justice Grant Program JJDP Announcement

Justice Assistance Grant Program JAG Announcement

Application Website Information:

PY2019 Application Workshop ~ PY 2019 Workshop Presentation

2013 Civil Rights Presentation ~ Civil Rights presentation 2013

Criminal Justice Calendar of Events CJD Calendar of Events 18-19.docx

MRGDC Strategic Plan Meetings Calendar Strategic Plan Calendar 2017-2018