Justice Department Allots Additional US$70 Million to Battle Opioid Crisis

    View Authors November 2018

    In tandem with President Trump’s signing of H.R. 6, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new Department of Justice (DOJ) funding awards aimed at curbing drug traffcking and supporting youth impacted by America’s opioid epidemic.

    At DOJ’s first-ever National Opioid Summit, Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein highlighted sustained federal law enforcement efforts to combat the abuse of opioids and related substances. DOJ’s nearly US$70 million investment, which closely follows the recent announcement of nearly US$320 million in grant funding by its Office of Justice Programs, is expected to bolster a variety of department divisions and initiatives.