Smith County Gets Grant for Juvenile Detention Center

Smith County got more than $44,000 grant on Friday to help build a new juveniles detention center. Governor Rick Perry made the announcement today. The grant funded by the Criminal Justice Division of the governor's office will help pay the architectural fees for the new center.

Each year, the Criminal Justice Division provides more than $130 million in grants to help Texans at the forefront of the fight against crime. Criminal Justice Division funds a variety of programs for juvenile justice, crime prevention and victim services grants - all aimed at making Texas a safer place.