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Local drug court receives $1.2M grant
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The 31st Judicial District Drug Court, in collaboration with CHEER Mental Health, has been awarded a three-year grant for $1.2 million.The grant will serve adults ages 18 and older who are involved in the criminal justice system experiencing mental health conditions, substance abuse addictions, or other disorders. The grant will work toward adult treatment services.“The 31st Judicial District Drug Court Program was one of 11 drug courts in the United States awarded this highly competitive grant, and the only drug court in the state of Tennessee,” said C. Brad Price, director of the local drug court.Reduction of recidivism and increased community safety are the main goals. The project will provide supportive services and treatment to adults in Warren County and Van Buren County to increase opportunities for long-term recovery.The 31st Judicial District Drug Court Program is designed to promote self-sufficiency and personal responsibility through treatment and education.