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$13.5 Million Awarded to Help Child Victims of America’s Addiction Crisis

President Trump is leading America’s effort to combat America’s addiction crisis by coordinating the efforts of Federal agencies working to help solve this crisis.

On Friday, October 16, 2020, the Department of Justice announced approximately $13.5 million in awards to 19 organizations under the Office for Victims of Crime Enhancing Community Responses to America's Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims program. Funding will be used to provide direct services to children, youth, and their families who are crime victims as a result of the Nation’s addiction crisis; and training and technical assistance for the direct services grantees.

“These programs aim to break the cycle of abuse and reach our Nation’s youngest and most vulnerable victims,” responded Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart. “Parental and caregiver substance abuse can lead to serious consequences for affected children and youth and this funding will help ensure victims receive the services and care they deserve.”

Read more about the grantees and the services they will provide under this program.

Date Published: October 16, 2020