Shasta County awarded grant to fund drug prevention efforts

Mar 2, 2015 5:21 PM by News Staff

Shasta County law enforcement is getting a funding boost in the form of a grant.

The county is getting the first of three payments of $220,000 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant. The money will fund a program in which drug agents and the probation department will team up to reduce the youth criminal justice system re-entry rate.

The program will work to remove children from environments where drugs are present and to try and reduce drugs and drug suppliers from children's environments.

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