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Drugs & Substance Abuse

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At OJP, all of the grant-making components are in some way involved in weakening the link between substance abuse and crime. They are involved in many collaborative efforts to address this problem, as it affects areas ranging from housing and work life to families and health. Examples of these collaborations can be found in the OJP programs listed below.

Funding Opportunities

Visit the following sites to learn about substance abuse-related funding opportunities from OJP bureaus and other federal sources:

See the OJP Current Funding Opportunities page to learn more about opportunities and to access archived solicitations.


Also see the Drugs and Substance Abuse page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs.

Training and Technical Assistance

General information on drug treatment programs in correctional facilities is available on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation website.

To learn about programs within a specific correctional facility, contact the facility directly. You can locate facility contact information by visiting the respective state's Department of Corrections website.

Statistics on substance use by juveniles are available on the following sites:

State crime statistics are published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the annual report, Crime in the United States. Also visit the FBI's Crime Data Explorer, an interactive tool that presents charts and graphs that break down data in a variety of ways.