The City of Tucson is receiving $1.1 million in federal grants over the next three years.
The grants are for Tucson City Court. One is from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women for $430,899 and another from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services is for $750,000 for three years.
The money will allow Tucson’s Veteran’s Court to become a regional court that will serve veterans in Marana, Oro Valley, South Tucson and Sahuarita, said Christopher Hale, administrator at Tucson’s City Court.
“It’s also going to provide some additional services for veterans through some service providers in the community,” Hale said
Veteran’s Court directs veterans charged with certain offenses to rehabilitation services and helps those who are at-risk avoid further legal issues, Hale said.
Money from the grant for the Domestic Violence Court will be used on programs throughout the community aimed at educating the public on domestic violence issues, he said.
The city will hire two people to fill a part-time and a full-time position under these grants, he said.