Alpena Drug Court receives $500,000 federal grant

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — The Alpena County Adult Drug Court program received a major boost from the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance.A $500,000 grant was awarded to the court which helps a select group of substance abusers strive toward a path to sobriety by monitoring and constant check-ins with those participants. The program lost funding last year after failing to secure an enhancement program. The new funding will help address a majority of issues facing this program.“We’re going to hire more employees, more case managers, and more compliance officers,” said Judge Tom LaCross. “1:1, we’ll be able to serve people that we have in drug court better and then we’ll be able to take on more people, more participants in drug court.”The program has been successful in helping reduce addiction problems in people and guiding them towards a new chapter in life.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 88th District Court, Alcohol Addiction, alpena, alpena county, Alpena County Adult Drug Court Program, Drug Addiction, Drug Court, Judge LaCross, Sobriety, Tom LaCross, United States Bureau of Justice AssistanceContinue ReadingPrevious Downtown business owner added to the DDA boardNext How overloaded school bags lead to functional scoliosislast_img

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