The 2018-19 state budget allocated $3.65 million for 17 county jails to develop and implement substance use disorder treatment and transition services in response to the heroin and opioid crisis.
Funding ranges from $58,000 to $400,000 based on the average daily population of county jails in Albany, Broome, Clinton, Columbia, Erie, Jefferson, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Putnam, Schenectady, Suffolk, Tioga, Tompkins and Wayne counties.
“This funding for substance use disorder treatment services is one more tool that can help protect lives, reduce crime and save taxpayer money,” said Stephen Acquario, executive director, New York State Association of Counties. “This modest investment will increase opportunities for recovery to a critical population struggling with addiction.”