August 15, 2016 -Springfield, Mass- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s Forfeiture Funds for Community Safety, is an effort to create safer communities by distributing money collected by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, through forfeiture proceedings. Eligible recipients are qualified non-profit organizations focused on the District Attorney’s priorities of crime intervention and prevention.
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 94C § 47 (d) authorizes the District Attorney to expend forfeiture monies for such programs that further law enforcement purposes. Through this program the District Attorney hopes to assist organizations in their attempts to create safer community environments. It is the partnership of community organizations and law enforcement that fosters trust and cooperation among citizens.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “Giving kids productive and healthy outlets is key in assisting them to obtain a bright future. The total of $65,000 in grants that will be provided to these very worthy organizations will go a long way in this endeavor. I congratulate all of this year’s recipients as well as the young people who will directly benefit.”
This year’s recipients are:
Boys and Girls Club Family Center Springfield Housing Associates, Inc.
Officials Boxing Club YMCA Summer Camp at Camp Weber
South End Community Center BOKS
5A Bulldogs Football Association Black Men of Greater Springfield
Big Brothers Big Sisters