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Yavapai, Coconino And Mohave Counties Receive $4.5-Million To Battle Opioid Addiction For People In The Criminal Justice System

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Yavapai, Coconino and Mohave counties have been awarded four-and-a-half million dollars in grant funding to help eliminate opioid addiction for people in the criminal justice system. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office received a million dollars from the grant Wednesday. The plan is to use the funding to support the Reach Out Program. The program helps people in jail suffering from opioid substance use disorders. The funds will also go toward a remodel of the detention center to create the Inmate Programs unit, which will offer programs such as a 12-step and GED attainment to help those with opioid substance abuse disorder recover and transition successfully into the community. YCSO expects the grant will help nearly 18-hundred people over the grant cycle. Nearly nine-thousand people are expected to be treated through AGO grant money. The funds come as a result of the AGO’s February 2021 consumer fraud settlement with McKinsey & Company, which resolved investigations into the company’s role in helping fuel the opioid crisis.