Sheriff's office gets $1.5M grant to fight opioid-use disorder

The grant will help support justice-involved individuals with opioid-use disorder and their families


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By Kevin Maccioli

ARLINGTON, Mass. — The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $1.15 million federal grant to help support justice-involved individuals with opioid-use disorder and their families, Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Nov. 17.  

The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program grant was awarded to the office by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.  The funding will be used to launch the Involving Families in Treatment of Inmates with Opioid Use Disorder Project.

“This grant will help us enhance and expand our nationally recognized Medication Assisted Treatment And Directed Opioid Recovery [MATADOR] Program by supporting efforts to directly engage families of incarcerated individuals with Opioid Use Disorder,” Koutoujian said in a news release.  “Families are critical supports for individuals with opioid-use and all substance-use disorders.  By providing loved ones with crucial information, tools and even counseling, we believe we can improve outcomes for individuals, families and our communities.”

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