Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Department of Health and Human Service’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for awarding over $1.5 million in total grant funding to help improve services and strengthen rehabilitation efforts at four adult treatment drug courts across Nevada.
“Expanding the treatment and recovery services available to those in Nevada’s adult drug courts system reduces long-term costs to our state and helps ease the challenge of recidivism law enforcement faces. These critical funds will provide funding to proven programs in our state that are helping Nevadans struggling with substance abuse. I’m proud that Nevada has led on this issue and I will continue to fight for critical resources that support local law enforcement, reduces long-term costs on the State of Nevada, and helps Nevadans fighting addiction.”
The SAMHSA Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts are designed to expand the substance abuse treatment services provided to defendants in existing adult drug courts. Treatment drug courts offer people with substance use disorders treatment services to help reduce further criminal justice involvement and promote recovery.
The grant funds will be awarded as follows:
- $400,000 to the Humboldt County Adult Drug Court.
- $399,628 to the 4th Judicial District Court in Elko County for the expansion of their adult drug court program.
- $400,000 to the 8th Judicial District Court in Clark County for the expansion of adult drug court residential and intensive outpatient treatment services.
- $352,305 for the expansion of the Las Vegas Justice Court Drug Court.