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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Emmer Announces Nearly $500,000 Grant for Wright County Drug Court Program

October 2, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) announced that the Bureau of Justice Assistance, under the U.S. Department of Justice, has awarded the Wright County Drug Court Program $498,716 to continue to provide rehabilitation services for Minnesotans struggling with substance use disorder. In an attempt to reduce recidivism and rehabilitate high risk chemically dependent adults, this grant will support the close monitoring of these individuals, through a collaboration by the judicial, medical and corrections facilities.

“We cannot arrest our way out of our nation’s ongoing drug crisis,” said Congressman Emmer. “This grant provides the treatment Minnesotans need. I will continue to support similar efforts to rehabilitate and restore our communities rather than incarcerate them."

In June, Congressman Emmer wrote a letter to the Bureau of Justice Assistance in support of Wright County’s Drug Program. Read the letter here.  

Read more about the Bureau of Justice Assistance Enhancement Grant here

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