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FY23 Georgia COSSUP

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $7,000,000)

The Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is applying for
funding in the amount of $7,000,000 under Category 2: Statewide Applications. The purpose of
this project is to provide a collaborative and effective data-driven response for Georgia’s citizens
affected by the opioid crisis as well as substance use disorder, while holding substance users
accountable and improving public safety. This project will serve a minimum of six
geographically diverse localities throughout the state using a competitive request for applications
process. Potential projects will respond to the following objectives: criminal justice response in
diversion and intervention, prevention and harm reduction, and recovery support. CJCC will also
work with the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse to provide law enforcement throughout the
state with trauma response training. Each objective is at the core of the state’s response to create
sustainable solutions that will support substance use recovery, prevention, and enhance public
safety for individuals who suffer from substance use disorder, impacted family members, and the
communities in which they live. Project activities will address the following allowable uses:
supporting the implementation or enhancement of law enforcement and first responder led
diversion programs for individuals with substance use disorders; supporting the implementation
of pre/post-booking alternative to incarceration programs within target areas; promoting
education and prevention activities that link law enforcement with K12 youth who may be
impacted by substance use; supporting data-driven responses at the local level to address the
misuse of opioids and other substances, and expanding access to treatment and recovery support. Funding will also be used to conduct a statewide action plan and evaluation which will be led by the Georgia Statistical Analysis Center who will also play a vital role in the data driven response.

Date Created: September 25, 2023