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January 25, 2007

Fox Valley Valley Technical Receives $600,000

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Fox Valley Technical College has received a $600,000 grant from the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs, Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. announced today.

The grant will be used to present workshops and training sessions for tribal authorities dealing with public safety and public health issues, including drug and alcohol abuse and establishing judicial systems.

Rebecca Murdock, the Center’s Tribal Programs Manager explains the workshops will bring together representatives from federal agencies working on tribal lands with tribal leaders nationwide. Four events are planned this year, the next scheduled for Minneapolis March 27-29. Representatives from 500 tribes in the U.S. are expected to attend.

FVTC’s Criminal Justice Center for Innovation also plans and manages a number of non-tribal Justice Department training programs, including programs on substance abuse, investigating missing persons, and Internet crimes.

“I’m proud of the skilled staff of the Fox Valley Technical College and the important work they are doing,” says Congressman Kagen. “The Justice Department recognizes their expertise and trusts them to manage programs crucial to the health and well-being of citizens across Wisconsin and across the country,” says Kagen.

“Fox River Technical College is helping people across our district and across the country. This is a double win for Northeast Wisconsin,” Kagen said.

“We’re very pleased that Fox Valley Technical College is recognized for the work we are doing,” said Edward Krueger, Director, Criminal Justice Center for Innovation at Fox Valley Technical College.

Curtis Ellis
202 225-5665 (office)