Illinois Sen. Durbin announces grant for substance abuse programs for prisoners

Illinois Sen. Durbin announces grant for substance abuse programs for prisoners

Illinois Sen. Durbin announces grant for substance abuse programs for prisoners

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 AM

(KMOV) – Illinois Senator Dick Durbin announced a $285,634 grant to help develop and implement up to three substance abuse treatment programs for state prisoners. 

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice through their Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners program to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. 

According to a press release, the program’s goal is to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and prepares prisoners for reintegration and assists communities through aftercare services. 

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