Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles announces $188k awarded to semiannual RICO Community Outreach Funding recipients
FLORENCE, AZ (9/4/13) – Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles announces organizations receiving RICO Community Outreach Funding from PCAO.
Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Funding derives from the forfeiture of money and property used or gained through criminal activities. This funding is then allocated to law enforcement agencies for use as statutorily permitted.
After taking office, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles formalized the process by which groups and non-profits apply for and receive RICO funding by creating a semi-annual review process. The review process ensures RICO moneys are targeted toward those organizations promoting substance abuse prevention and education and gang prevention.
Pinal County Attorney Voyles said, “To properly administer justice, we must lift up and assist victims and work to prevent further crime and victimization. By formalizing the review process for RICO applications, PCAO ensures only those programs effectively working in the prevention or education of drug abuse and gang prevention receives funding. Recipients of this funding all work in one way or another to accomplish those goals and I thank them for their dedication to improving the lives of Pinal families.”
The following organizations received RICO Community Outreach Funding from the Pinal County Attorney’s Office:
Central Arizona College
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley
Maricopa Ak-chin CAASA
Miss City of Maricopa Scholarship Organization
Oracle Softball League
San Tan Valley American Legion, Post 97
San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition
Teen Challenge of Arizona, Home of Hope
Mammoth Hayden Softball League
Global Teen Challenge
Paladin Sport Outreach
Barcelona AZ-Maricopa Soccer Club
Celebrating Women of Today, United Way of Pinal County
Maricopa High School Orchestra
M.A.S.H. Substance Abuse Coalition
Coolidge Hope Women’s Center
Family First Pregnancy Care Center
Against Abuse, Inc.
Introduction to Criminal Justice, Poston Butte High School
San Tan Valley PolarFest
Maricopa Mustangs Soccer Club
Casa Grande Pony League Baseball
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