Grant Will Assist Nonviolent Offenders In Hancock County

12/19/13 12:20 p.m.
The first round of grants provided from the consolidation of state-funded agencies for mental health and addiction services was announced today by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services at a kickoff event at the University of Findlay today..

Audio:  Precia Stuby

Precia Stuby, Executive Director of the Hancock County ADAMHS Board, said the additional staff will assist a therapist and case manager at the county jail to help link nonviolent offenders with community-based behavioral health care services. Tracy Plouck, Director of the Ohio MHAS explained how the funding came about..

Audio:  Tracy Plouck

The first round of grants will be invested toward 12 projects serving 24 counties around the state of Ohio in what is being called the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services new Community Innovations initiative.

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