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Author: Felipe Herrera

Children of imprisoned parents get Oregon bill of rights

Gov. Kate Brown signed a “bill of rights” for the children of parents serving prison sentences into law on Tuesday, Sept. 19, making Oregon the first state in the country to have such a law. Advocates hope that by establishing a bill of rights for the children of incarcerated parents, Oregon’s state agencies – human… Continue Reading Children of imprisoned parents get Oregon bill of rights

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Child & Family Center to launch substance use treatment program

Santa Clarita’s Child & Family Center will soon offer outpatient substance use treatment services through their new six-month program. Adolescents and young adults with primary substance use disorders can start treatment as soon as Oct. 3 when the center premiers the program. Child & Family Center got their Drug Medi-Cal Certification in July after applying… Continue Reading Child & Family Center to launch substance use treatment program

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DOJ Announces $59 Million to Support War on Opioids, Fund Drug Courts

The Department of Justice announced Friday that it will give $58.8 million in grants to address the nationwide opioid epidemic and strengthen drug court programs. The department will award approximately $24 million to 50 cities, counties, and public health departments to help fund the creation of diversion programs and alternatives to incarceration for opioid users. The… Continue Reading DOJ Announces $59 Million to Support War on Opioids, Fund Drug Courts

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Underage court program marks decade of success

In the decade it has been in place, the Lycoming County Underage Drinking Court has pulled down reoffending rates and guided youth through a distinctive program, unmatched locally. Focusing primarily on drug abuse among minors, the group occasionally talked about the often-linked problem of underage drinking. Read More

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