The Perry County Adult Drug Court is set to receive $1.3 million in federal support. The grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance will be used to expand treatment services. The funds are intended to help people who struggle with employment issues, mental health problems or a lack of basic education.
Wells says the funds will also provide a peer support specialist, who can relate to what drug court participants are going through.
The Perry County circuit judge says those involved are required to come to drug court at least once a month for a minimum of 18 months.