Jul 01 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $99,000 FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM IN MARSHALL COUNTY

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice will soon be releasing $99,294 for the Marshall County Court Referral Services, Inc. As chairman of the Transportation, Treasury, and General Government Appropriations subcommittee, the Senator was instrumental in including $70 million for the Drug Free Communities Grant Program so that important programs such as the one in Marshall County may compete for funding.

These funds will assist in providing substance abuse prevention and education services for at-risk youth and young adults in the Marshall County. The Drug-Free Marshall County Coalition will work to reduce substance abuse among youth, placing an emphasis on combating methamphetamine usage.

Sen. Shelby said “I am pleased to make this announcement for the Marshall County Court Referral Services, Inc. These funds will help the coalition and community reduce substance abuse among youth and adults, and will help develop a comprehensive and consistent drug testing policy for all students.”