Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today New York State Division
of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has renewed their commitment to the GIVE (Gun Involved Violence
Elimination Initiative) grant in Rensselaer County. This marks the eighth year the Troy Police, the District
Attorney’s Office and Rensselear County Probation have collaborated on the GIVE grant.
The GIVE grant funds an Assistant District Attorney dedicated to prosecuting GIVE related crimes in Troy, as
well as a Confidential Investigator assigned to GIVE detail with the Probation department.
The District Attorney’s office currently has 145 open GIVE cases, including 116 felonies. The District
Attorney’s office has prosecuted over 250 GIVE cases since 2016.
“These individuals, the Assistant District Attorney and the Special Investigator assist with crime scene search
warrants, subpoenas, and court orders, as well as prosecution of the GIVE cases,” said District Attorney Mary
Pat Donnelly, “these are vital to the end result which is to prosecute those with guns in our community.
Donnelly added, “The news of the award is timely, considering June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. In the
City of Troy, there is a significant need to continue to investigate and prosecute the violent offenders who put
our citizens at risk.”