Gov. Justice, U.S. Department of Justice announce $38 million grant awarded to West Virginia to reduce crime, fight the opioid crisis


CHARLESTON, WV – Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Jim Justice, Ann Urling, joined officials from the U.S. Department of Justice today at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston to announce awards of nearly $38 million to fight crime and improve community safety in West Virginia. Nearly $8 million of the total will support families, children, and crime victims ensnared by the nation's ongoing opioid crisis.

“I’ve said over and over that we need to do everything humanly possible — and invest every single dollar we can — into helping the people caught up in the horrible opioid crisis once and for all,” Gov. Justice said. “I congratulate and thank the many hard-working people who made it possible for us to receive this funding that is going to allow us to make a difference in the lives of countless West Virginians. But we can’t stop here. We all need to dig deep and work even harder now to ensure that this funding is used effectively and efficiently to help provide relief to as many West Virginians as possible.”


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