WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $200,000 has been awarded to Hamilton County Juvenile Court through a competitive grant program aimed at expanding crime prevention services. The federal funds, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will be allocated through the Department of Justice (DOJ) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Expansion.
“The costs of this project are far outweighed by its benefits. It simply makes sense to invest in substance-abuse prevention to ensure that Hamilton County’s young people stay drug-free,” Brown said. “This is a critical investment in our youth as well as fiscal prudence.”
The Hamilton County Juvenile Court will use these funds to add a substance abuse education program called Teen Intervene. This program will serve all youth and families who have been assessed as being at-risk for future drug or alcohol dependence.
For more information about recovery funding opportunities, please visit Brown’s recovery Web page HERE.