Yavapai County Receives Grant to Fight Opiate Use

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced in July the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has awarded $4,500,000 in grant funding to Yavapai, Mohave, and Coconino counties to help eliminate opioid addiction for people in the criminal justice system.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office received $1,000,000 from this grant yesterday and will use
the funding to support the Reach Out Program. This program helps people in jail suffering
from opioid substance use disorders. The funds will also go toward a remodel of the detention center to create the Inmate Programs Unit, which will offer programs such as 12- step and GED attainment to help those with opioid substance abuse disorder recover and transition successfully into the community. YCSO expects the grant will help approximately 1,725 people over the grant cycle.


  1. Well, they should begin with the ” how” drugs get into the jails and prisons. For the most part NOT from the visitors!


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