JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Drug Court has been awarded nearly a million dollars to treat drug addicts in the program.
The grant money comes from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The drug court applied for the grant last year in April. With this grant individuals in the program will now be able to receive proper therapy and treatment for their drug abuse problems for up to 28 days and also receive any after-care that may be deemed fit for them.
"Under this grant now we have a three year grant that's going to pay us or give us $325,000 a year," said Judge Billy Joe Landrum.
According to the Jones County Drug Court, the grant will allow for an estimated 65 participants a year to attend Clearview Recovery Center for treatment. Depending on what the participant needs, it can be anything from out-patient therapy to in-house treatment.
Judge Landrum said these benefits cost the taxpayers of Jones County nothing.