County gets state funds for peer recovery, school officer

Federal funds handed down through state agencies will come to county government locally to continue two programs already in place in Morgan County.

The Morgan County Commission has received a $25,000 grant under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) to expand and improve substance use and mental health treatment and peer recovery support services in Morgan County for individuals suffering from one or more substance use disorders.

The grant is one of 18 in the state, totaling $2,500,630.

The Morgan County Commission also received a grant of $19,750 to pay for the county’s school-based police officer.

Funds will be used to employ one or more Prevention Resource Officers (PROs) to act as mentors, role models, and advocates for students in local schools.

These funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Assistance. They are administered by the Justice and Community Services (JCS) Section of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services (DAS).