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Local drug court gets $850K federal grant

The money is being used to add mental health screenings and treatment for those who end up there.

Posted: Nov 21, 2017 6:41 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The federal government is providing an $850,000 grant for one local drug court to pay for mental health screenings and treatment for those who end up there.

That court is in the Third Circuit District, which serves Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties.

A news release from the state says as many as 100 Drug Court participants will get mental health care for free.

Without the grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, those people would have to pay for their treatment.

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