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More Than $340 Million Awarded to Address Substance Use Disorders and Fight the Overdose Epidemic

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling more than $340 million to help combat America's substance use crisis amid a continued escalation of overdose deaths. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and other OJP program offices are distributing the grant awards aimed at addressing prevention, treatment, and recovery support service needs for individuals with substance use disorders.

“For too long, our justice system has been expected to absorb many of the unaddressed societal and behavioral health challenges and inequities laid bare by the ongoing and escalating substance use crisis,” said BJA Director Karhlton F. Moore. “The resources we are making available today will enable us to address the fundamental issues underlying this epidemic and help contribute to communities that are safe, healthy and supportive.”

Included among the awards announced are the following from BJA:

Read the press release to learn more about the awards.

Date Published: October 14, 2022