Grant aims to bring stability to children of the opioid epidemic


The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $666,176 grant to expand services for children who are victims of the opioid epidemic.
News Story (Kentucky)

Nancy Daly
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 25, 2018
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Tags: Education-Legal Partnerships, Opioid Crisis

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (Kentucky)


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Legal Aid of the Bluegrass based in Northern Kentucky secured the grant. By hiring a couple new lawyers and a social worker, it plans to work with schools in its 33-county service area to provided stability in the lives of children of the drug crisis.

“Schools, in almost every community that we’re in, are the place that people connect with,” Joshua Crabtree, executive director of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, told The Enquirer. He’s convinced that reaching out to schools will get legal services where they’re needed so that vulnerable kids can worry less about where they’ll sleep and more about getting assignments done.