Rhode Island is receiving roughly $3.4 million dollars from the federal government to bolster law enforcement and strengthen the juvenile justice system.
Nine communities, including Middletown, North Kingstown, Providence and Woonsocket, are receiving over $1.1 million to combat drug crimes. This funding will be used to support drug enforcement officials and substance abuse education.
Additionally, the Department of Public Safety will receive approximately $950,000 to reduce domestic violence against women.
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