FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2021
Contact: Jennifer Putney
Prosecutor’s Office Receives State Grant For Coronavirus Assistance
Mount Clemens, Michigan — Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido is proud to announce that the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office has been selected to receive an award from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grant received by the Michigan State Police (MSP), Grants and Community Services Division, from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
The award will allow Prosecutor Lucido to hire two full-time, temporary, Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys to deal with issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The necessary financial resources will assist in making valuable strides in managing the overwhelming backlog of cases and removing barriers to accessing justice for victims and their families.
“Although we are still awaiting the funds, we anticipate that this is only the first small step in obtaining the much needed resources to combat the stockpiling of cases due to lack of in-person court hearings,” stated Prosecutor Lucido. “Through hiring even temporary additional personnel we will better prepared when the courts open back up. Victims of these cases have waited long enough to see justice, begin healing, and start feeling a sense of closure.”