(STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Matt Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina announced today that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.
“Our nation is facing the difficult challenge of curbing substance addiction, which threatens public safety and is among the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight to meet this challenge. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”
“Drug overdose has taken too many lives; drug addiction has ruined too many futures. North Carolinians can and will overcome. I hope these grants will expand tested and tried programs that break addiction. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has prioritized drug trafficking prosecution and these grants show the U.S. Department of Justice is helping reduce demand for drugs,” said U.S. Attorney Matt Martin.
The funding is available through OJP, the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions. OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including programs designed to prevent overdose deaths and break the cycle of addiction and crime.