CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) — The U.S. Justice Division is handing out virtually $fifty nine million to assist battle the opioid epidemic. Greater than 1 million dollars is focused to 3 packages in New Jersey.
$seven hundred,000 is enroute to Trenton for a pair of statewide packages to share knowledge and to leverage funding from the personal sector. Nearer to residence, $four hundred,000 is earmarked to Camden County to assist a selected group of addicts get clear
“The funds will go primarily in the direction of offering remedy and help for people with a historical past of opioid misuse who’re presently imprisoned,” Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli informed KYW Newsradio.
The thought? To assist them keep drug free once they hit the road. A few of that cash may also go to first time drug offenders, as a approach for them to get remedy as an alternative of going to jail.
Cappelli suggests there was fierce competitors for a reduce of that grant.
“About three years in the past we shaped our Opioid Habit Process Drive,” he added, “and the Board of Freeholders have made it a precedence to start out coping with this epidemic.”
Cappelli thinks that long run dedication to a problem now getting nationwide consideration set it aside from the remaining.