Grants Suport Justice

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Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that the New York State Chief Administrative Judge, Ann Pfau, has awarded more than $43,000 in Justice Court Assistance Program grants to municipalities on the East End.?The Town of Southampton was awarded $18,272, the Village of Southampton was awarded $13,068, and the Village of Westhampton Beach received $11,700. ?Assemblyman Thiele has advocated for a number of measures to improve judicial services, sponsoring legislation to designate village court officers as peace officers. These grants help with the jurisdiction of non-felony criminal prosecutions, motor vehicle cases, small civil claims, and landlord-tenant disputes.

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