CCSO Recives CJCC Grant for Narcan

Published 3:47 pm Sunday, April 21, 2024

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Staff Reports

Crisp County Sheriffs Office

CRISP COUNTY, GA (April 19, 2024): Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is a proud recipient of a $2,600 grant awarded by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY2020 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). Through this grant, the agency was able to purchase Narcan, which will be issued to Crisp County Deputies. “Since 2022, when the agency started providing Narcan to Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies, this grant is the only one we’ve received covering the entire cost. With our agency having invested over $5,000 in supplying Deputieswith this life-saving spray, securing grants like this significantly benefits Crisp County taxpayers. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with a local pharmacy, Adam’s Drugstore and Gifts, to supply Narcan,” stated Sheriff Hancock.
Overview of the Naloxone Statewide Initiative
The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse.