Green Bay Gets $25,000 to Tackle Heroin Problem
GREEN BAY-- The State Department of Justice is giving a $25,000 grant to the Green Bay police department to help curb heroin abuse in Brown County. It's an initiative in response to a growing number of heroin-related arrests and deaths over the last 5 years. The GBPD will share the money with organizations throughout the county to come up with a plan to combat a growing epidemic. The plan will be based on the four pillars: prevention, treatment, enforcement and reduction in harm.
The heroin response initiative is a county-wide effort partnering with schools, business, hospitals, treatment centers and politicians. It will be fully implemented by the summer of 2015.