SACADA Receives Grant Funding by the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice

SACADA Receives Grant Funding by the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice

San Antonio, TX – The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA) has been awarded $750,000 from the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice to address the opioid crisis and its connection to child and youth victimization and trauma. In San Antonio, a person has a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime and this probability increases if one is a youth. Victimization and trauma due to a caregiver’s abuse, neglect and drug use is frequently the cause of children experiencing negative effects detrimental to their mental, emotional, physical, and social well-being. The overall goal of Project Strong Life is to intervene and improve the lives of children and youth who have been victims of crime due to the opioid crisis and to educate the community on the prevalence of victimization and the resources available to address the youth’s needs.  Within the three-year grant period, Project Strong Life will provide culturally-competent, individually-responsive and trauma-informed services to 240 children and youth.  The project’s strategy is threefold: expand direct care services for children and youth, identify and analyze data to address the gaps and needs of children and youth, and strengthen community partnerships to implement these strategies in the community.

For more information, please contact Abigail Moore at amoore@sacada.org.



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