CHARLESTON — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, DW.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, RW.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Thursday announced $760,465 from the U.S. Department of Justice to the Department of Military Affairs and of West Virginia Public Safety to support improvements to the juvenile justice system and residential substance use disorder treatment programs at state and local correctional facilities in West Virginia.
“Combating the drug epidemic that continues to ravage our state is one of my top priorities, and providing treatment options for substance use disorders statewide is crucial to addressing this. crisis”, Manchin said.
“This funding will support residential substance use disorder treatment programs and improve our juvenile justice system through job training, mental health services and educational programs at all correctional facilities. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding and will continue to work with the DOJ to support justice systems across Mountain State.
“I have focused and continue to focus on encouraging innovative solutions to help West Virginia sufferers recover from addiction. I am proud to announce this funding, which will support programs that meet people where they are and provide the tools to help them contribute to their communities and lead successful lives,” Capito said.
Individual awards listed below:
$457,500 – West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety: Title II Formula Grant Program
The DOJ’s Title II Formula Grant Program provides funds to support improvements to state and local juvenile justice systems, as well as delinquency prevention and intervention efforts. Through these awards, states can provide job training, treatment for mental health and addictions disorders, community programs and services, rehabilitation/aftercare services, and school programs to prevent school truancy.
$302,965 – West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Program (RSAT)
The DOJ’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant (RSAT) program provides funds to help states develop and implement residential treatment programs for substance use disorders in correctional facilities across the United States. State, as well as local correctional and detention facilities.
The RSAT program promotes drug-free jails and prisons through the development of specialized residential substance use disorder treatment programs that identify and provide appropriate treatment and recovery support services to people with mental health disorders. and drug addiction.