Justice Department allocates $319M+ to fight opioid epidemic

Harrison Cook - Print  | 

The Department of Justice will distribute almost $320 million to support individuals affected by opioid-related crimes.

The department announced the funding Oct. 1 to mark the first day of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.

The department's Office of Justice Programs will distribute the $319.6 million among the following opioid programs across the country:

"President Trump has made ending the opioid crisis a priority for this administration, and under his leadership, the Department of Justice has taken historic action," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a press release. "Today we are announcing our next steps: investing $320 million into all three parts of the president's comprehensive plan to end the epidemic: prevention, treatment, and enforcement. We are attacking this crisis from every angle — and we will not let up until we bring it to an end."

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