Oneida County Jail To Receive Funding For Abuse Treatment
The Oneida County Jail will receive $200,000 in state funding for substance use disorder treatment and services at the facility.
Senator Joseph Griffo announced the funding.
The funding is part of $3.75 million that the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, which Griffo is a member of, secured in the 2018-19 state budget.
Griffo says the money will be used to implement and expand vital services in county jails throughout the state.
“One of the most difficult things that my office deals with is the opioid crisis,” said Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol. “We have countless inmates coming into the jail who are former and current users in need of treatment. Providing these services can be costly. I appreciate the Sen. Griffo’s efforts to help us get this funding, which will provide treatment and services to those who need it.”