3702 Loop 322 • Abilene, TX 79602 • 325-672-8544

Criminal Justice Planning

Our Mission

The Criminal Justice Department operates the Criminal Justice Planning Program through a Interagency Cooperation Agreement with the Public Safety Office within the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division.
This program assists the Governor’s Office and local grantees with the application process for Criminal Justice Grants under 5 different criminal justice funding sources. Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (JJDP), Truancy Prevention (TP) and Justice Assistance Grants (JAG). Under this project, we receive, review, and process grant applications, through the use of a Criminal Justice Advisory Committee.
Applicants for grant funds must submit to WCTCOG’s Criminal Justice Planner documentation that demonstrates participation in a local community planning process or describes how the application addresses a criminal justice need as identified in the plan.

Grant Application Process

West Central Texas Council of Governments-Criminal Justice Grant Application Process:
  • Contact the Criminal Justice Planner
  • Obtain Information About Community Planning
  • Attend a CJD Grant Application Workshop
  • Complete the Grant Application
  • Submit the Grant Application to CJD by the Deadline

Contact Us

Patti Davis

Director of Public Safety Programs

Irene Laurance

Criminal Justice Planner