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September 26, 2019

NJ Governor Commits $8 Million Towards Treatment Program for County Jails

On September 20th, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced an $8 million commitment to assist county jails with opioid addiction. In a press release, Murphy announced that the investment would provide “medication-assisted treatment for individuals with opioid addiction who are justice-involved while in jail and post-release”. This builds upon the active initiative that brings medication-assisted treatment to state prisons. A pilot program is currently underway in Atlantic County.