3/13/18 – 5:17 A.M.
Ottawa officials are working toward a grant to help pay for the supervision of convicted criminals waiting on their sentencing hearings. The Lima News reports Mayor Dean Meyer recently added his signature to a letter of support for a Targeted Community Alternatives to Prison grant.
If approved, the county would use part of the $75,000 grant to rent equipment for mandatory, court-ordered drug testing. Some of the money would help parolees with job searches and job retention efforts.
Only non-violent, non-sexual offenders would qualify for the help.
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