Three Alaska communities get federal funds for drug courts

Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Three Alaska Native communities will receive federal funds to help them set up drug courts.

The funds total $527,716 and are among 94 grants being awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice to plan, establish or improve drug courts for nonviolent substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders.

Thirty-one states and two territories are in line for the grants, which total $34.19 million.

In Alaska, the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government will receive $467,759 to implement a drug court. Copper River Native Association in Copper Center will receive $29,957 and the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska will receive $30,000 to plan drug courts.

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