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:
- $140.1 million under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program
- $52 million under the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program
- $17.8 million under the Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program
- $1.3 million under the Veterans Treatment Court Risk and Need Enhancement Initiative
- $34.9 million to support the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program
- $15.4 million to fund the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
- $7.2 million under the Improving Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Outcomes for Adults in Reentry Program
- $3.5 million to support the Drug Data Research Center to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Read the press release to learn more about the awards.