Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. announced Thursday, Oct. 4 that his office has received two federal grants totaling $860,000 to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides and to divert those suffering from Substance Use Disorder into treatment.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance approved the grant applications in late September.
“These grants will allow our office and our partners to address the opioid epidemic on two critical fronts,” Early said. “I know we will be able to save lives.”
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