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Federal Grant Helps Expand Ohio Families' Access To Drug Courts

Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families' access to drug courts to address the impact of the state's addiction epidemic. 

At issue is state human services data that says more than 42 percent of parents who get involved with Ohio's child protective services have substance abuse issues. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court says the state will use the grant to identify barriers that limit families' ability to use the help that drug courts provide. The two-year, $309,000 grant began earlier this year and is being coordinated by the Supreme Court and the state's mental health and addiction services and human services agencies.

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