The Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force is funded through the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office and the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department.
Both agencies continue to research and apply for grants to help combat the drug epidemic that is plaguing our county.
Grants that are currently being utilized by members of the Task Force
- The continuation and enhancement of the Plymouth County Outreach Database
- Provide administrative support for the Plymouth County Outreach initiative.
- Host a series of Recovery Coach Academy Workshops in collaboration with the Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services for Recovery Coaches and Police Officers.
- Create the Plymouth County Outreach Database
- Plymouth County Speaks Up Conference
- Hazelden Conference- Toolkit for Community Action
The goals of this grant is to enhance the capacity of the county to address:
- Opioid Abuse
- Reduce the Opioid Demand
- Reduce the Opioid Supply
- Utilize Existing Treatment Services
This grant will help to fund the task force with:
- Trainings for law enforcement and prosecutors
- placing specialized focus on prosecuting opioid, heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil cases
- producing a website to outline the task force efforts
The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office received the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant Part II in October 2014. The DFC grant programs support community coalitions across the country. Their philosophy remains, “local problems require local solutions”.
DFC grantees involve a cross-section of the communities they serve, with active participation from youth, parents, schools, businesses, media, local government, law enforcement, and other local agencies.
The DFC Program, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the only Federal drug prevention program that provides funding directly to local communities.