Camden County Receives $400,000 Grant to Battle Addiction in Prison

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CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. -

Camden County has received new federal funding in an effort to help bring an end to the opioid epidemic in the South Jersey community.

On Monday, October 2nd, the Camden County Freeholder Board announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the county with a  $400,000 grant.

The new funding will be used to implement the Camden County Opioid Abuse Diversion Program, which will explore new ways to help people struggling with addiction who are currently serving time in prison.

Officials hope by providing inmates with more services to overcome their addiction, they will have a better chance to be successful upon their release.

For more information on how Camden County is combating the opioid crisis visit the Addiction Awareness Task force website at addiction.camdencounty.com.

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