DOJ Awards Grants To Combat Drug Abuse And Addiction

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.



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