Kenton Jail Awarded 3-Year Grant to Fight Overdoses
The Kenton County Detention Center was awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to launch the Kentucky Overdose, Prevention, Education, and Pre-Arrest Diversion project.
It will fund the study of the impact of overdose prevention and pre-arrest diversion programs in Northern Kentucky, incentivize overdose prevention and prearrest diversion programs in the region, and propagate and support new and existing overdose prevention and pre-arrest diversion programs.
The jail hopes to see a reduction in overdoses, streamlined access to treatment, a reduction in overdose response runs by law enforcement, and to bridge jurisdictions for a regional approach to the opioid crisis, according to a news release.
A news conference is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the jail to discuss the program.