Fact Sheet Justice Department is Awarding Almost $320 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis

Fact Sheet Justice Department is Awarding Almost $320 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis
Posted 4/14/2020

Eight awards totaling more than $2.8 million under the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combating Violent Crime and Illegal Opioids program will enable state, local and tribal prosecutors to develop programs to address violent crime and prosecute individuals responsible for homicides caused by illegal opioid use. The program encourages prosecutors to use data in the development of violent crime strategies and programs, building on analysis-driven, promising practices and evidence-based prosecution.