County program [states it] gets addicts off drugs and back on their feet
*Projected US Federal Government Debt through 2080
*Current Oregon Debt is over 35 Billion
The program’s funding situation, meanwhile, appears stable for now.
The program’s future appears safe. A bit worrisome, however, is the Oregon Legislature’s decision last year to reclassify possession of drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine from a felony to a misdemeanor. Because drug court primarily deals with felony cases, the change has resulted in fewer offenders being eligible for the program. But participation numbers — drug court is set up to serve 125 people at a time — remain steady. Lane County last year received slightly more than $1 million in state grant money to help pay for drug court through the 2017-19 biennium. The federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration additionally awarded the county a three-year, $875,000 grant to enhance program services through 2020.
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County program gets addicts off drugs and back on their feet
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