Congressman Cohen Announces $1.2 Million Grant for Substance Abuse Treatment


Date: Dec. 22, 2021
Location: Memphis, TN
Issues: Drugs

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today announced that Shelby County will receive a $1.2 million grant from the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance for substance abuse treatment for people formerly convicted of non-violent crimes.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

"Opioid and other addictions can make it significantly more difficult for those who completed their sentences to quickly and productively re-enter society. This funding provides crucial support to this vulnerable population."