Federal funding heading to support local opioid addiction court expansion

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Two million dollars will be put towards a program that will help people who are addicted to opioids find a path to recovery.

State and local leaders joined members of the Buffalo City Court, Friday, to announce an expansion of the Opioid Intervention Court.

It’s a program that gives an addict who has been arrested and taken to court a chance to get treatment within hours of arrest.

“We work with individuals who are probably at the least or the lowest point in their lives, and I think it’s on us to help lift them up,” said Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah.

Among other items, the expansion includes providing people with access to housing resources and work development resources. The funds will also help the court program take on 60 more cases each year.

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