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U.S. Attorney: Federal Grant will Support Drug Court in Ellis County

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. - A grant from the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs will support the drug court program in Ellis County, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said today.

Ellis County will receive $406,366 as part of more than $333 million in Justice Department grants announced today to fight the opioid crisis across the nation.

“Drug courts are proven to reduce recidivism and increase the likelihood of rehabilitation,” McAllister said.

Funding for the grant to Ellis County comes from the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program, Category 2. The grant supports enhancement of fully operational drug courts that incorporate the evidence-based principles included in the National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ Adult Drug Courts Best Practice Standards.

Kansas received a total of $30.9 million in grant awards from OJP in fiscal year 2019.

Information about the programs and awards announced today is available here. For more information about OJP awards, visit the OJP Awards Data webpage .

Updated December 13, 2019