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Collier County Awarded $500,000 Federal Grant to Enhance Drug Court Program, Combat Opioid Epidemic

DLC to receive funding for expansion of Drug Court treatment services
DLC to receive grant for expansion of Drug Court treatment services
Posted at 5:41 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 17:42:01-05

NAPLES, Fla. — David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health announced that Collier County Community and Human Services received $500,000 for the Collier County Drug Court program through a three-year federal grant.

The funds were made possible through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program which provides financial and technical assistance to states, courts, and local governments. BJA grants help fight the addiction crisis looming over the nation, dramatically impacting crime victims, children, families, first responders and communities at large.

The goal of this enhancement funding is to improve the court’s capability to identify all drugs of misuse through alcohol and other drug testing activities; improve retention/completion rates; and support participants and their families in long-term recovery.

“We greatly appreciate our collaboration with the County and our Drug Court partners,” said Scott Burgess, DLC Chief Executive Officer. “By working together to further enhance Drug Court, we are saving the lives of individuals with substance use disorders, strengthening families, and enhancing community safety through evidence-based treatment and practices that promote honesty, personal responsibility, wellness and recovery.”

To learn more, please call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org