More Than One-Fourth of Opioid Poisonings Involve Children and Teens: Study
More than one-fourth of opioid poisonings involve children and teens, and they have become increasingly severe in recent years, according to new research.
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will award $10 million to enable national organizations to provide mentoring services to special high-risk youth populations.
The goal of the program is to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other problem and high-risk behaviors.
Funding priority will go to groups that have mentoring programs ready for implementation. Only national programs may apply.
Application deadline is Feb. 25. For more details, see the full grant announcement online.