U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces More Than $1.1 Million to Support Substance Abuse Programs in Western Ohio

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio announced today that the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs (O.J.P.) awarded $1,199,650 in grant funding to support programs that provide services to address opioid, stimulant and substance abuse issues in Western Ohio. 

The Hancock County A.D.A.M.H.S. Board was awarded $600,000 to support the Recovery Community Organization Outreach Project.  This initiative provides recovery support services, peer recovery support services and access to transitional or recovery housing for individuals 18 years and older who have a history of opioid, stimulant or other substance use disorders and are either at risk or involved in the criminal justice system in Hancock County.

The City of Maumee was awarded $599,650 to implement a law-enforcement-led response to address the city’s substance abuse issues.  The City of Maumee plans to use the funding to embed social services into law enforcement operations for children impacted by family drug use, begin an evidence-based school drug prevention initiative – the L.E.A.D. program and expand the City’s drug take-back capabilities.

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about O.J.P. and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


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