In an effort to help improve West Virginia’s drug abuse and addiction, U.S. Attorneys Mike Stuart and Bill Powell announced awards of just less than $9 million in Department of Justice grants on Saturday.
According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, these grants have been awarded by the department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP). This money is included in more than $341 million, which will be awarded to various other communities nationwide.
In West Virginia, West Virginia Justice and Community Services will receive $6.2 million; W.Va. Supreme Court of Appeals will receive about $1.35 million; United Way of the River Cities will receive just a little more than $690,000; and Legal Aide of West Virginia will receive about $639,000.
The funding is made available through OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Institute of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.