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Families Facing Addiction

Award Information

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Awardee County
New York
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,717)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Center on Addiction and the Family will strengthen social services available to families affected by parental substance abuse in Westchester and Rockland Counties. They will provide educational resources to staff at private human service agencies and local departments of social services on kinship care, parental addiction, and prenatal drug and alcohol exposure. The Center on Addiction and the Family will provide training for service professionals that focus on addiction, treatment, and recovery. They will also provide technical assistance and consultation on potential reunification of families.


Date Created: September 1, 2008