Federal Grants to Seattle and King County Focus Resources on Opioid Abuse and Criminal Justice System Reintegration | USAO-WDWA


Seattle – U.S. Attorney Nick Brown today highlighted Justice Department grants awarded to Seattle and King County to help address opioid abuse and community reintegration issues for those involved in the criminal justice system. The three prizes total more than $4 million.

“Increasingly, opioid addiction is impacting our friends, neighbors and loved ones. And anyone who walks in our city today sees the harms of opioid addiction among those who live on our streets with little hope for a better life,” said U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. “These Department of Justice grant funds are for locally designed programs to help address the addiction crisis.”

The largest grant is being awarded to the City of Seattle – $1,597,836 – for a program that will provide transitional housing and other services to women with substance use disorders coming out of prisons and prisons. jails. The Seattle Police Department will work with the Department of Corrections and case managers to meet the multiple needs of women reentering the community.

King County is receiving $1,586,310 to support the creation of a King County overdose death review process that can serve as a community rapid response network to develop overdose treatment and prevention strategies . The grant will help fund naloxone kits for law enforcement and first responders. Grant funds will also be used to help establish networks to provide education and information on emerging drug trends.

The King County Adult and Juvenile Detention Department also received $842,851 to improve educational opportunities in correctional settings. The funding is intended to improve educational services at correctional facilities across the county using technology and programs tailored to the language and educational level of inmates.

All three grants come from the DOJ Justice Support Office.


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