Department of Justice Announces $70 Million in Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis

On Thursday October 25, 2018, the Justice Department announced roughly $70 million in new grants to address the opioid crisis. The funding is divided into $35 million for law enforcement efforts to curb illegal drug trafficking, and $35 million to support the development of new services for children and adolescents impacted by the opioid epidemic. The announcement came from Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department’s National Opioid Summit. Earlier in October, the Justice Department announced that it awarded nearly $320 million in grants to Tribes, states, counties and law enforcement agencies to establish innovative prosecution strategies for combating violent crime related to opioid addiction, improve first responder coordination efforts, expand drug courts, and leverage public health and public safety data sources to identify novel solutions to promote prevention.

 

For more information on the announcement and the available grants, visit the link provided HERE.