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Cartwright Announces $ 300,952 in DOJ Funds for Carbon County

Sep 26, 2018
Press Release

Jim Thorpe, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that a grant in the amount of $300,952 has been awarded to the County of Carbon by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program.  

The opioid epidemic hasn’t spared the communities of Carbon County, where people are looking for ways to address the underlying issues of drug addiction,” said Rep. Cartwright a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “I am pleased this vital grant will enable Carbon County to fund their new drug court and help people get the treatment they need.”

The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to implement and enhance drug courts and veterans treatment courts that effectively integrate evidence-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance abusing offenders. According to the BJA, Carbon County has completed a substantial amount of planning and is ready to implement a drug court for its jurisdiction.

The mission of the U.S. Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.