Utah received $50,500 Friday to help the victims of crime on Indian reservations.
Brent D. Ward, the U.S. attorney, said this grant comes from the Crime Victims Fund. The fund's unwilling contributors are criminals who are fined, people assessed penalties, and those whose bonds are forfeited through the federal court.He emphasized that the fund doesn't come from tax money.
Gov. Norm Bangerter designated the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to administer the grant. The state agency will then select the reservation organizations or tribes to receive money.
"To ensure that innocent victims of crime receive full benefits, we will continue to support the grant application program," Ward said.