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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:00 am

40 Ohio police agencies split $3M for drug response teams

Associated Press

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Forty law enforcement agencies around Ohio are getting a combined $3 million in state grants for teams that aim to address the state's opioid epidemic by helping people who overdose get treatment and other support.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the funding allotted in the state budget will help expand or replicate two types of partnerships, known as Drug Abuse Response Teams and Quick Response Teams. They involve law enforcement agencies working with drug treatment providers and other partners to help overdose survivors through a recovery process.

The grant recipients include agencies in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Youngstown, as well as smaller cities such as Chillicothe, East Liverpool, Findlay, Mansfield, Sprinfield and Troy.

The amounts awarded range from about $45,000 to $125,000.