Grants to combat addiction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, all D-N.H., on Tuesday announced the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded New Hampshire $149,405 through the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program.

“I hear it from our law enforcement community all the time: we can’t jail our way out of this crisis. That’s why these funds are so important – so we can confront the root of the problem by ensuring those who are incarcerated and struggling with substance use disorder have access to the treatment they need to get on the road to recovery,” Shaheen said.

“Addressing crime, reducing recidivism, and combating substance misuse are all inextricably intertwined,” Hassan said. “I’m glad that New Hampshire will receive additional federal funds to help treat those in jail and prison who are struggling with substance use disorders and assist with their reentry.”