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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Defense, Justice Departments Partner to Benefit Military Children

  • October 16, 2011
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The Justice Department last week awarded a total of $20 million to nine organizations providing mentoring programs to military children through a partnership with the Pentagon.

DOD made the funding available to the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as part of a joint effort to support military kids, who have been forced to deal with frequent moves, deployments and separations over the past decade. Award recipients include the Boys and Girls Club of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the National 4-H Council, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the National Alliance of Faith & Justice.

This example of agencies “Joining Forces” demonstrates that “there are countless ways to help our military families,” Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, said at an event Friday, according to American Forces Press Service.

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