Lt. Governor Stephen B.Pence's Communication Office
Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence and the Office of Drug Control Policy award more than $459,000 to combat drugs in Western Kentucky

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 01, 2005  
Contact Information:  Jeanne Lausche
Ryan Watts
(502) 564-2611

Stacy Floden, ODCP
(502) 564-8220

Grant money will be use for jail treatment, drug court, task forces and Champions Coalitions

          FRANKFORT, Ky:  Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence and the Office of Drug Control Policy presented more than $459,000 in grant money to a drug court, a jail treatment center, six Champions coalitions and three drug task forces for several western Kentucky counties today.

             Butler County was awarded $234,700 for its drug court.  Grayson County’s grant award is $69,651 for jail treatment, Warren County will receive $32,336 for its task force, Barren County will be awarded $22,719 and Logan County will receive $21,511 for the South Central Drug Task Force.  Champions Coalitions in Warren, Butler, Hart, Metcalfe, Logan and Barren Counties are receiving grant money totaling $78,659. The grant money in total amounts to $459,576.

             “While we need to be tough on crime; we also need to be smart on crime,” said Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence. “We can’t just lock people up and expect the problems to disappear.  Programs like drug courts and jail treatment allow us to help those who have fallen into the trap of drugs.”

             The ODCP is the coordinator and clearinghouse for substance abuse programs and issues in Kentucky.  The mission of ODCP is to serve as a leader and catalyst for improving the health and safety of all Kentuckians by promoting strategic approaches and collaboration to reduce drug use and related crime.

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