Nebraska to get $1.3M from Justice Department to fight opioid crisis

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The Department of Justice has awarded Nebraska more than $1.3 million in grant money to combat the opioid crisis.

It comes as part of $320 million the Justice Department awarded nationally to help those most directly impacted by the crisis, including crime victims, children, families and first responders.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the money will go to prevention, treatment and enforcement.

“We are attacking this crisis from every angle — and we will not let up until we bring it to an end,” he said in a news release this week.

Nebraska’s portion, $1,331,000, will be given to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services ($750,000), the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program ($500,000), and the Sarpy County Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program ($81,000).

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